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Sustainability

Sustainability in business

Do you want to use sustainable business practices, enter new markets and see more growth? Let us help you by sharing our knowledge, business cases, programmes, networks and tools. Make your organisation sustainable.

Sustainable or renewable energy

Sustainable or renewable energy is energy from natural sources: such as biomass, sun, wind, soil and water. These sources supply electricity, (bio) gas and heat, or a combination. By using sustainable energy, we need less energy from fossil sources.

Sustainability in the Netherlands

The Dutch government stimulates sustainable energy. We feel very strong about the transition to sustainable energy supplies. Fossil fuels, especially natural gas, are also less available in the Netherlands. The government switches to sustainable energy step by step. By 2030, 70% of all electricity will be generated in a sustainable way. In 2050, almost all the energy supply must be completely sustainable and CO2 neutral.

Generating sustainable energy

How do you arrange permits, financing, and installation of a bioenergy installation? Are you interested in a windmill or buying or leasing land for windmills? The Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports you with sustainable energy solutions in practice.

Energy and environmental innovations

Energy research and innovation are two important aspects in the energy transition. We support you in your investments with knowledge, advice, financial arrangements, and networks. Discover the possibilities.

  • Offshore Wind Energy

    The Dutch North Sea has room for wind farms. In some areas wind farms are in operation. In other places, companies are allowed to build new ones. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency organises the tender procedure for new wind farm permits.

  • Sustainable biomass

    The Netherlands Programme Sustainable Biomass (NPSB) supported around 40 pioneering projects in biomass for several years. The general outlook is that demand for biomass resources is expected to increase for both local markets and export

  • Energy efficiency notification obligation

    Does your organisation use 50,000 kWh of electricity or 25,000 m³ of natural gas (or an equivalent) or more per year? If this is the case, you might need to take energy-saving measures.

  • National Inventory Entity

    Under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, parties now need to report on emissions of greenhouse gases. They also have to report on steps they are taking to carry out the agreements.