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Massive Dutch Wind Power Investment Plans

The Dutch government recently allocated 11 areas for large windparks. In 2020, that is merely seven years from now, 6 GW new wind power capacity needs to be installed. In 2009, 25 GW conventional capacity was installed in total. By 2050 electricity needs to generated renewable for 100%. In European perspective, the Netherlands are still a backwater when it comes to the application of renewable energy, which can be explained by large natural gas reserves, now rapidly depleting, and the presence of Royal Dutch Shell.




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