Sustainable energy targets not feasible without extra billions for offshore windfarms or projects abroad

SDE+ incentive scheme: good instrument, disappointing results

It is not realistic to expect the Netherlands to achieve its targets of producing 14% of its energy from renewable sources in 2020 and 16% in 2023 under the current policy. Tinkering with the main policy instrument, the SDE+ incentive scheme, will not be effective because in broad lines it already works relatively efficiently The Minister of Economic Affairs needs to take a decision on how the Netherlands will achieve the targets agreed internationally with other EU member states and nationally in the Energy Agreement.

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