Chemical industry-led consortium to increase the use of renewable energy
In the Netherlands AkzoNobel has set up a consortium, which includes DSM, Google and Philips, looking to collaborate in buying energy from renewable sources, and to confirm sustainable energy as part of their common long-term strategy. In 2017, the consortium signed a multi-year contract to buy electricity from two Zeeland wind parks which should be operational in early 2018. The parks have a total capacity of over 140 MW, enough to power approximately 140,000 households.
This plan is part of the Energy Agreement between the Dutch government and over 40 public and private groups to reduce energy consumption and increase the share of renewable energy. One of the agreement’s objectives is to increase the share of renewable energy sources in the Netherlands from 4% in 2013 to 14% by 2020 and to 16% by 2023.
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The EU Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate-neutral by 2050
Cefic supports the Green Deal and Europe’s ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. As recognized in the European Green Deal Communication, Energy Intensive Industries, such as chemicals, are indispensable to Europe’s economy, as our sector supplies key value chains.