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And what happened in the Netherlands? Was there a regulatory change?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 03:25:58 PM EST
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Guess: Dutch politics are not interested in wind?

As you may well know, Econcern went bust last year. Eneco took over their core activities, but I don't know about any plans in the pipeline... I don't expect much from companies as Nuon and Essent.

I'm still under the impression that there will be at least 3 new coal plants built. I don't find much news on this after a quick google search.

IOW: The Dutch suck at wind.

by Nomad on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 04:52:27 PM EST
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Apparently the plans for all coal plants are on an extensive and costly hold for 1.5 years since March 2009 - largely through a NGO plaintive at the Dutch Council of State - the government's advisory body. The Council now investigates whether the scheduled coal plants will be violating EU's National Emissions Ceiling.

And there are actually plans for 4 coal plants... (RWE, Nuon, Electrabel and E.On)

A bit of good news at least.

by Nomad on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 05:03:44 PM EST
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New installations went from 500 MW in 2008 to just 39 MW. Lack of political interest or the collapse of just one larger-scale developer is not enough to explain this, even substracting off-shore.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 05:07:43 PM EST
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A tender is under way now (bids due by early March, for a government decision by June) - this should allocate a feed-in tariff equivalent for 900 MW of offshore projects, to be built over the next 5 years (or faster).

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 at 05:13:16 PM EST
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