Dutch firms call for North Sea wind power
Twenty major Dutch companies took a full page in Monday’s newspaper and called on the government to speed up the construction of wind parks in the North Sea.2 September 2008
THE NETHERLANDS -- Twenty major Dutch companies are calling on the government to speed up the construction of wind parks in the North Sea. The firms took a full page in Monday's NRC Handelsblad newspaper to back an earlier call from the WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature.
They are pushing for the generation of 6,000 megawatts from North Sea wind parks. That would be enough energy to run all trains in the Netherlands and to power six million homes.
The latest push for North Sea wind energy was launched a few months ago by Dutch energy companies, the NS (Dutch Rail) and Rabobank. Fourteen other companies, including construction company Ballast Nedam, Siemens, Dutch telecom firm KPN and Delft University of Technology, have now joined the call.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]