Holland trails EU in sustainable energy

The Netherlands produces less sustainable energy than all but four other European countries, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report, published on Friday.

PwC says just 3% of the energy used in the Netherlands comes from sustainable sources. Under EU agreements, that figure should be 20% by 2020.
Only Ireland, Britain, Luxembourg and Cyprus have a worse record, PwC says.
Economic affairs minister Maria van der Hoeven told news agency ANP that the poor Dutch performance was because the country cannot produce hydro-electric power and that relatively little attention has been paid to solar energy.

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