In the coming years the Dutch Government aims to increase the proportion of green energy we use, and decrease our dependence on oil, gas, wind, biomass and nuclear power, despite rising energy consumption. We must make the best use of our strong energy sector to deliver growth, jobs and revenues.
The Rutte-Asscher government will prioritise energy conservation by extending the Green Deals approach.
The Rutte-Asscher government wants businesses and the public to use more renewable energy. In 2010 the share of sustainable or renewable energy in national energy consumption was 4%; our target is a 16% share for renewables by 2020. These measures will be taken with due regard for the competitiveness of energy-intensive sectors and the impact on jobs.