Green power production down in 2007

Renewable power production fell to 6% of total national consumption last year from 6.5% in 2006, according to the national statistics office CBS.

The decrease is due to a sharp decline in the use of biomass as auxiliary fuel in power plants because of a change in subsidy regulations, says the CBS.
Wind power production went up 25% in 2007 and now accounts for half of all renewable generation in the Netherlands said the CBS.
The government says the Netherlands is still on target to meet its goal of producing 9% of its electricity through renewable means by 2010, reported ANP news service.

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