Energiemonitor van de Nederlandse glastuinbouw 2018

Nico van der Velden, Pepijn Smit

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The greenhouse horticulture sector and the Dutch government have agreed on a target of 4.6 Mtonnes of total CO2 emissions in 2020. In 2018, CO2 emissions from the sector remained at the same level as the previous year (5.7 Mtonnes), which exceeded the target level. CO2 emissions were also stable over the entire 2014-2018 period. Although CO2 emissions were reduced during this period due to a smaller production area, more use of sustainable energy and more purchasing of electricity, they also rose due to more sale of electricity from CHP and increased energy consumption per m2. In 2018, the proportion of sustainable energy in total energy consumption increased to 7.3%. Geothermal heat was the most important sustainable source, with the largest growths in geothermal heat and purchase of sustainable heat. Energy efficiency also remained the same in 2018. Between 2010 and 2018, the share of natural gas in the total energy supply for the sector has decreased from 88% to 81%.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Economic Research
Number of pages61
ISBN (Electronic)9789463952040
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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NameWageningen Economic Research rapport

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