More energy used, but renewable share went down last year

The proportion of renewable energy in total Dutch energy usage fell last year to 3.8%, compared with 4.2% in 2009, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

The drop is due to an overall increase in energy usage and a reduction in the use of biodiesel, the CBS said.
In total, energy usage rose 7%, the highest increase ever recorded. This, in turn, is due to the cold winter and economy recovery.

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