The amount of electricity produced in the Netherlands by using coal rose in 2015 for the fourth year in a row, the national statistics office CBS said.
In total, power stations generated 39 billion kilowatt hours from coal, a rise of 35% on 2014 and its highest level since 1990.
The amount of electricity produced using gas fell 9% to 46 billion kwh, the lowest level since 1996.
Wind and solar panels generated 13.7 billion kwh of power last year, a rise of 2 billion on 2014. Green energy now accounts for 12.4% of total production.
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