Dutch renewable energy use edges up to 5.9% in 2016

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Energy generated from renewable sources in the Netherlands was almost unchanged at 5.9% (5.8%) in 2016, the national statistics office CBS reported on Tuesday.

According to the new figures, wind and solar energy increased by about 20%, but the share of biomass fell back by 2%. Nevertheless, biomass remains the largest source and accounts for 63% of renewable energy production.

The Netherlands is supposed to ensure 14% of its energy supply comes from renewable resources and carbon dioxide emissions are cut by 25% by 2020.

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