Amsterdam wants to 160mW solar panels installed in 2020




The city of Amsterdam has announced that the city more sustainable energy through solar panels have to generate. The capital committed to an installed power of 160mW in 2020 compared to only 9MW now.

The ambitious plans of the Amsterdam municipality are defined in the Sustainability Agenda . The college wants 2020 20 percent generate more renewable energy and 20 percent less energy deprived. An important role is played by taking solar energy. Currently, around 9MW solar panels installed, but by 2020 this had grown to be a power of 160mW.

In order to facilitate the placement of solar panels must, among other things the well-being rules for the placement of panels to be adjusted or deleted. The College hopes that the government comes up with tax incentives. Furthermore, there appear more panels on the roofs of commercial buildings and so-called social property, including schools.

The use of wind power must also grow. In 2020 wind turbines in the port area should deliver a power of 85MW; that is still 67MW. Continue to be connected more houses and premises to district heating and the number of charging points must be increased for electric cars from a thousand to four thousand.

The college also wants to ban old taxis, buses and vans. The LEZ will from 2017 no vans are allowed to drive that have a built in for 2000. In 2018, also barred old taxis and buses from 2005 or older than the city can no longer. Also wants to see the church to ban polluting mopeds and public buses should be completely emission-free in 2026.

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