The Netherlands is set to have 3 new wind farms in the North Sea

The wind farms are coming…

The Netherlands is going to have 3 new wind farms in the North sea. 2 of these will be opposite Egmond aan Zee. The other in the very North of the Netherlands (North of Leeuwarden and Groningen). This was a government tactic to ensure that more renewable energy is generated from the Netherlands. This is just the first stepping stone to more renewable energy, as this is set to increase as time goes on. It’s in the Netherlands best interest to take these steps, as issues such as global warming is only going to make it more difficult to manage water. Flooding is a big worry for us all.

This move brings investments to the Netherlands. Also over 10,000 jobs are even expected to have been created due to this, as estimated by the cabinet. The Netherlands will soon own a lot of the market share in the European market, which is great news for the economy.

First non-subsidised wind farm

We are also having the first non-subsidised wind farm in the world, here in the Netherlands in 2022. Nuon will be building it, which is great news, as it costs an awful lot of money to have these subsidised. The more renewable energy we have, the cheaper it gets.

Dutch government: Up to 40% of our energy in NL will be renewable from these wind farms by 2030

What do you mean it’s not subsidised?

The electricity produced requires a minimum price and if it ends up lower than this, then the government effectively subsidises it up to the price agreed. This is all about to change though, thanks to the new non-subsidised wind farm. It’s not all plain sailing though. There is still a cost to the government for the survey of the soil. Only time will tell if these non-subsidised wind farms are a thing of the future.

What do you think of these new wind farms? Let us know in the comments. While you’re at it, don’t forget to join our Facebook group… you know you wanna!

Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.


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