Environment, climate and energy
Netherlands Court of Audit: reconsider vehicle tax exemptions, refunds and reductions
27-11-2019 | 11:00
Most vehicle tax exemptions, refund regulations and tariff reductions are contrary to the taxes’ two main objectives: to provide ...
Rules to prevent manure pollution are the cause of the problem rather than the solution
20-06-2019 | 16:30
Changes in laws and regulations have not helped reduce manure pollution. On the contrary, the accumulation of rules seems to be ...
Billions placed in revolving funds but little accountability
16-04-2019 | 17:30
The Dutch government is increasingly using revolving funds to achieve social goals, for example to encourage domestic energy ...
Many European countries fail to meet air quality standards
30-01-2019 | 12:00
Many European countries are failing to comply with international and European standards on air quality. Moreover, many ...
Unsubsidised wind farms unlikely in the near future, despite sharp fall in costs
27-09-2018 | 00:00
The cost of offshore wind energy is projected to fall spectacularly. Unsubsidised offshore wind farms, however, are unlikely in ...
Swift and well-organised start to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
19-09-2017 | 12:00
The Dutch government has firmly committed itself to the worldwide achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development ...