Sunday 05 April 2020

Dutch power stations use more coal to produce electricity



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.

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