Massive campaign aims for national support for sustainable energy

A massive information campaign is to be launched in 2014 aimed at creating national support for the change-over to sustainable energy, according to media reports on Tuesday.

The campaign is part of the National Energy Agreement currently being negotiated by the government, environmental agencies and the energy sector, reports Trouw.

The preliminary agreement says that by 2020 at least one million households and businesses will get half their energy from sustainable sources, says Trouw. By 2050, the whole country should be energy neutral.

According to the paper, there are also plans for the replacement of high energy use appliances and for a fund of €50m to €600m from which consumers and companies will be able to borrow at a low interest rate for energy saving measures.

Discussion about the agreement continues on Friday.

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