The Netherlands’ CCPI ranking continues to rise, now up six places to 13th. This puts it among the high-performing countries. While the Netherlands receives a high rating in the Renewable Energy and Climate Policy categories, its performance in GHG Emissions and Energy Use earn a medium.
The Netherlands generally performs well in the trend indicators, and this time receives a very high rating in the renewable energy current trend indicator as well as a high in the GHG emissions current trend indicator.
Offshore wind will increase the renewables share in the future
In the national climate policy indicator, the country receives a medium rating. The CCPI experts note the presence of strong policies to increase deployment of renewable energy, primarily of offshore wind (in the North Sea region). An increase in the share of renewable energy in energy use is expected thanks to policies promoting offshore wind.
While natural gas extraction in the Groningen gas field was halted because of a risk of induced earthquakes, the Netherlands still supports offshore oil and gas production and plans to replace domestically produced fossil gas with imports.
As a large agricultural product producer, the Netherlands needs policies to reduce agricultural sector emissions, primarily policies to reduce livestock.
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI: