Amsterdam homes to be gas free by 2050

Gas flameAmsterdam city council has published a plan to rid the city of gas-fired cooking and central heating by 2050, broadcaster NOS said on Thursday.

Next year, the aim is to remove 10,000 housing corporation homes from the gas network, city alderman Abdeluheb Choho said.

In addition, two new residential areas are already being built without links to the gas network.

The city has plans to build 50,000 new homes within the next 10 years and none will have gas heating or cooking facilities. Instead, the homes will be heated by surplus heat generated by industry. Some 70,000 homes in the city are already on district heating networks.

One condition for making the switch is that there will be no increase in costs for tenants. The city is therefore asking central government for financial support to turn the city into a gas free zone.

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