Vattenfall will build a large water boiler on green electricity which will supply heat to residents of Amsterdam, Almere and Diemen, reducing the chance of biomass plant development • Sweden, together with the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, and Latvia have issued a joint statement to the European Commission regarding new types of support to help decarbonization • Dutch municipalities make use of District Passport to build heat transition visions • Read below about sustainable heating and cooling developments in the Netherlands in the May news update
Vattenfall will build a large water boiler on green electricity which will supply heat to residents of Amsterdam, Almere and Diemen. The water boiler will have a capacity of 150 MW and will supply heat by 2024.
With this e-boiler, the largest biomass plant in the Netherlands is not yet of the ground. However, it is less likely that it will come in the originally planned form. Political concession is needed. The Dutch politics was initially in favor of heating with biomass, but several parties, including D66 and Christian Union, have changed their mind. Opponents fear deforestation and much higher CO2 emissions and air pollution.
The e-boiler will supply ~15 percent of the heat demand. Vattenfall is therefor also looking into other heat alternatives such as residual heat from datacentres, aquathermy and geothermal.
Read more in article by de Volkskrant here
On 31 May, Sweden together with the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, and Latvia issued a joint statement to the European Commission, before new draft State aid regulations are discussed. The statement issued focuses on being able to provide new types of support to help decarbonization, and removing support for initiatives that harm the climate. Included in this are suggestions to allow State aid for biofuels, as well as CHP systems, heat pumps, waste heat, and power-to-heat installations.
Read more via the Swedish Government’s press release here
By the end of 2021, all municipalities in the Netherlands are required to draw up and adopt a Heat Transition Vision. This vision includes how the different districts will switch from gas to an alternative form of heating. Municipalities can gain insights with the District Passport which visualizes in a glance the core data of a particular neighbourhood. Each municipality can supplement the information in the District Passport according to their own needs. For example, Katwijk commissioned research into the availability of specific energy sources per neighbourhood. Other municipalities that make use of the District Passport are e.g. De Fryske, Marren, Almelo and Terneuzen.
Read more in article by Binnenlands Bestuur here
The investment subsidy ISDE (Investeringssubsidie Duurzame Energie) is extended. Homeowners can in addition to the existing subsidy for the purchase of solar water heater or heat pumps also request compensation for insulation measures and a connection to a heating network. The cabinet allocates in total 124 million euros to the ISDE.
Read more in press release by the Dutch government here
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