La sale of solar modules in the Netherlands increased strongly in the first half of 2015, With a growth of facilities between 70% and 100%. And the reason that allowed this phenomenon has been no other than clear legislation that conveys security to investors.
Importers as well as installers reported an increase of at least 70% in sales from 2014, according to the Dutch radio BNR, and the reason is none other than the clarity in taxes and subsidies that has occurred in the Netherlands. The share of electricity generated by renewable energy in the Netherlands was below 5% in 2013, according to Eurostat. However, efforts began to bear fruit after a Dutch court ordered the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least one 25% at 2020, last June.
The case was brought to court by almost 900 Dutch citizens represented by Urgenda, a sustainable foundation. This historic case led the Dutch government to agree to close coal plants and increase wind and solar energy, as well as reduce gas extraction activity in the north.
The economy of the Netherlands is characterized by stable industrial relations, low unemployment, an expressive surplus in the trade balance, and is also an important commercial center of Europe During the seventeenth century, the Netherlands was transformed into the The main commercial power of the world, due to its strategic location on the European continent, but above all thanks to the colonial Empire that this small nation managed to build both in Asia and in America.
Its economy is open, and the government has reduced its role since the 80 years. The industrial activity is predominantly developed in food processing, in the chemical industries, in the refining of oil and in electrical machinery. A highly mechanized agricultural sector employs only about 2% of the workforce but generates large surpluses for the food industry and for export. The country ranks third in the world in the value of agricultural exports, behind the United States and France. The Netherlands was successful in solving the problems of public finances and the stagnation of employment growth much earlier than its European counterparts.
Despite having lost most of its overseas possessions, the country maintains its status as a commercial power and still has the largest seaport in the world.
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