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  1. Data errors hamper enforcement of environmental rules

    Typing errors, records entered under different names and inconsistent address details are hampering the enforcement of ...

    News item | 20-01-2021 | 16:30

  2. Tax incentives for electric vehicles remain an expensive instrument

    Tax incentives for electric vehicles remain a relatively expensive instrument to cut CO2 emissions despite the measures taken in ...

    News item | 24-06-2020 | 00:00

  3. Netherlands Court of Audit: reconsider vehicle tax exemptions, refunds and reductions

    Most vehicle tax exemptions, refund regulations and tariff reductions are contrary to the taxes’ two main objectives: to provide ...

    News item | 27-11-2019 | 11:00

  4. Rules to prevent manure pollution are the cause of the problem rather than the solution

    Changes in laws and regulations have not helped reduce manure pollution. On the contrary, the accumulation of rules seems to be ...

    News item | 20-06-2019 | 16:30

  5. Billions placed in revolving funds but little accountability

    The Dutch government is increasingly using revolving funds to achieve social goals, for example to encourage domestic energy ...

    News item | 16-04-2019 | 17:30

  6. Many European countries fail to meet air quality standards

    Many European countries are failing to comply with international and European standards on air quality. Moreover, many ...

    News item | 30-01-2019 | 12:00

  7. Unsubsidised wind farms unlikely in the near future, despite sharp fall in costs

    The cost of offshore wind energy is projected to fall spectacularly. Unsubsidised offshore wind farms, however, are unlikely in ...

    News item | 27-09-2018 | 00:00

  8. Swift and well-organised start to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    The Dutch government has firmly committed itself to the worldwide achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development ...

    News item | 19-09-2017 | 12:00

  9. More coherence needed in energy policy

    Dutch energy policy needs a more coherent approach to achieve its goals of affordability, sustainability and reliability.

    News item | 10-12-2015 | 13:56

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

    SDE+ incentive scheme: good instrument, disappointing results

    News item | 16-04-2015 | 14:54