16 Aug Dutch airports to be powered entirely from renewables by 2018
Five airports in the Netherlands will be powered entirely from renewable sources after the Royal Schiphol Group announced that all of its business units will run on sustainable energy from 2018.
Under the deal, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport will be supplied with around 220GWh of clean energy annually for the next 15 years.
By 2020 the clean energy supply to the airport’s will be provided by new Dutch wind farms, run by energy firm Eneco. Up until then, the power will come from other renewable energy sources across the European nation.
Jos Nijhuis, president and CEO of the Royal Schiphol Group said: “For our new energy contract, we wanted nothing but sustainable power generated in the Netherlands.”
The Netherlands wants to completely eliminate its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and is aiming to reach a target of having 16% of its total energy mix supplied from sustainable sources by 2023.