Flanders met environmental goal
5 March 2007
BRUSSELS – Flemish Minister for the Environment Kris Peeters announced today that Flanders met its goal for clean energy, for the first time ever, in 2006.
That means that at least three percent of power production in Flanders consisted of electricity generated by wind, water power, bio fuel or solar energy.
Energy providers are required to meet a certain quota of green power each year.
The goal for 2006 was that three percent of power be achieved through environmentally friendly production. Although the goal is increased each year, last year’s was the first to be met.
By 2010 no less than six percent of all electricity production in Flanders must consist of green power.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news