Kamerstukken / Europese Commissie

20190128 The draft Royal Decree on the mandatory introduction of E10 has been published
The draft Royal Decree on the mandatory introduction of E10 has been published on Monday, January 28. The NVDB has been involved in the preparations of the text and most comments are reflected in the final draft. The introduction of E10 increases the security that more single counting biofuels will be supplied to the Dutch market. This makes the realization of 2020 climate targets more predictable and also has a strong relation with post-2020 limitations that are based on the RED2.

20190125 PBL projections on achievement 2020 climate targets
Today, PBL published its report (find here) with the prospects regarding the achievement of climate and energy targets for 2020 (on CO2- reduction, renewable energy and energy efficiency). Earlier, the predicted CO2-reduction for 2020 was estimated at 23%, while the Court decided in the Urgenda-case that 25% CO2-reduction by 2020 was a binding target for the Dutch government. PBL concludes in its latest report that none of the targets will be achieved by 2020 (unless radical measures are taken).

20190122 Questions in Parliament regarding (the introduction of) E10
VVD has asked questions to the State Secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management regarding the E10 introduction in the Netherlands. The party advocates for a quick(er) introduction. VVD also asks for a clarification on the benefits of E10 and how access to E5 for incompatible vehicles is secured. Furthermore, questions are asked about the costs related to E10 for consumers as well as production and what options are available for tax incentives. The State Secretary will answer the questions within the following two weeks.

20190118 Decision Council of State regarding mobile machines
The Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State (Afdeling bestuursrechtspraak Raad van State) has published its decision regarding the enforcement of the mandate by the NEa (in the period 2011-2014). It has concluded that not all petrol/diesel supplied to mobile machinery should have been included in the denominator for the calculation of the required number of biotickets.

20181221 Offer letter concerning the design Climate Agreement by Ed Nijpels
Letter from Climate Council Chairman Ed Nijpels to Minister Wiebes of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, on behalf of the draft of the Climate Agreement.

20181221 The design for a Climate Agreement is finished
After nearly 9 months of work in many working groups, 5 sector tables, the climate council and many other ad-hoc meetings, the design for a Climate Agreement was published this afternoon. You can find the publication (in Dutch) here.

20181214 Analysis effects concept Climate agreement
Recently, CE Delft, Berenschot and Kalavasta published a report about the effects of the draft Climate agreement. The conclusion of the report is that more measures are needed in order to achieve the reduction targets set. Especially regarding the target for 2020 the report states that the target of 20% emission reduction will not be reached at all (only 15% will be achieved).

20181210 Policy letter regarding the evaluation of the policy in the period 2012-2016
Minister Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate) has published a policy letter regarding the evaluation of the policy in the period 2012-2016 regarding Climate.

20181210 Evaluation analysis of the Dutch climate policy by Kwink and CE Delft
Research institute Kwink performed the evaluation analysis of the Dutch climate policy in the period 2012-2016, in cooperation with CE Delft. In the context of biofuels, the budget expenses were mainly focused on the Vision for sustainable fuels (part of the Energy Agreement), Green Deals, research and the strengthening of the international policy for sustainable mobility.

20181130 Cabinet Appreciation on Climate Act
The Dutch government has published its appreciation on the earlier proposed national Climate Act. Since the Climate Act is proposed by multiple political groups and not by the government itself, the appreciation is published after the publication of the proposal. The appreciation is supportive of the proposal since the coalition parties already support the proposal.

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