Dutch provinces go green

14th January 2009, Comments 0 comments

By 2020, the Dutch government wants greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 30 percent.

AMSTERDAM - The 12 provinces that make up the Netherlands have signed an agreement with Environment Minister Jacqueline Cramer to invest at least 200 million euros in projects to improve the environment in the next two years.

By 2020, the Dutch government wants greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by 30 percent. In addition, 20 percent of energy used by the provinces should be from sustainable sources.

The provinces hope the agreement will help meet environmental targets. It stipulates that the number of car miles driven during the rush hour should be reduced by five percent and that provincial roads should be lit only by low-energy lighting.

Radio Netherlands/ Expatica

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