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Netherlands joins Norway in plans to end new gas, diesel car sales by 2025

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Europe emissions Norway plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyWhile many countries promote electric cars, only Norway has taken the step of putting into place a plan to phase out cars powered by gasoline or diesel fuel entirely. Now, however, a similar proposal is under consideration in another European country.

Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

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Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations. But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to charge. That's because a pair of European oil companies plan to add electric-car charging at certain fuel stations. CHECK OUT: Electric-Car Charging Station At Gas Station In Tar-Sands Land (Nov 2014).

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Damen delivers hybrid tugboat to Royal Netherlands Navy; up to 30% lower fuel consumption, 40% fewer emissions

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This 28.67-meter hybrid tug is named Noordzee and is the first standard hybrid tug supplied by Damen that the RNLN will employ. knots.

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The Netherlands: Well-Suited To Electric Cars, And Eager To Have More

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The Netherlands appears to be joining the cadre of electric-car-friendly countries, with a goal of having 200,000 plug-in electric cars on its roads by 2020, and has When it comes to electric-car adoption, a supportive government willing to offer significant incentives is often one of the most effective ways to get these cars in driveways.

All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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Europe The Netherlands renewable energy Public transport Trains wind energyWhile modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint.

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Which countries have plans for all new cars to be electric, and when?

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India Germany Norway New car sales plug-in cars The Netherlands transportation policyPlug-in electric cars currently make up a fairly small percentage of the millions of new vehicles sold globally. But within the next two decades, they may be the only new cars available for sale in certain countries. DON'T.

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Solar Panels On Dutch Bike Lane Produce More Power Than Planned

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Infrastructure energy infrastructure bicycle The Netherlands renewable energy solarApparently, solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore. The Dutch company SolaRoad has long planned to build bike paths and roadways with embedded solar panels, using nominally open space for renewable-energy generation. DON'T MISS: The Coming Solar Power.

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New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

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Stella EV Australia The Netherlands solarBack in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven Univserity of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in Australia. Called Stella, the Dutch vehicle was built to somewhat resemble a conventional family car. Just like the previous.

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Tesla Opens Distribution & Assembly Center In The Netherlands

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As the first cars are set to arrive in European dealers next year, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] has announced its new European distribution center in Tilburg, Netherlands. The facility will serve as a final assembly point for European vehicles, as well as acting as Tesla's distribution hub and regional service center.

Computers To Heat Your Home? Startup Nerdalize Distributes Server Farms To Dutch Residences

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energy infrastructure The Netherlands alternative energy clean energy energyMost discussions of alternative energy tend to focus on natural sources, such as wind and solar. Perhaps it's fitting that we tend to look to nature as an antidote for the decidedly man-made problem of pollution.

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Tesla Motors opens assembly plant in Tilburg, Netherlands

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Having begun the first European deliveries of Model S, Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant. The Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Model S vehicles sold in Europe as well as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters. Parts can be distributed to anywhere across the continent within 12 hours.

Mitsubishi delivered 8,197 Outlander PHEVs in Europe by end of 2013; 8,009 to The Netherlands

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First launched in selected European markets (The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland) in October 2013, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid) ( earlier post ) collected more than 12,000 orders in these markets. Beyond this initial success, the car will be progressively launched in other European markets throughout 2014. Brief

BYD wins European electric bus orders for Netherlands Schiermonnikoog

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The city of Schiermonnikoog in the province of Friesland, Netherlands is acquiring six new, long-range, all-electric BYD buses to launch in early 2013. In a European legal tender and open bid supported by four major bus manufacturers, BYD came out on top. The BYD buses are 12 meters long (40 feet) and can accommodate 60-70 passengers. Brief

Air Travel Gets Greener: Biofuel Route Opens Between NYC & Netherlands

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Air travel is currently the only realistic way of covering huge distances in very short spaces of time. Unfortunately, it's not a particularly green way of doing so either--airliners use large quantities of fossil fuels and emit plenty of pollutants as they whizz you to a far-flung destination. They could get greener though according to Biodiesel

News in brief: Electric buses heading to Netherlands

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Public transport is about to get much greener and cleaner in the city of Schiermonnikoog in the Netherlands – thanks to the arrival of six new, all-electric BYD buses (pictured). Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD electric bus green buses Netherlands

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Highway of the future glows for design award win

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Netherlands to get largest nation-size electric car fast charging network

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Industrial giant ABB announced on Monday they had been selected to support build-out of the Fastned electric car charging network in the Netherlands.

European consortium begins demonstration project for conversion of woody biomass to chemicals: BIOFOREVER

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BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes)—a consortium of 14 European companies—has started a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value-adding chemical building blocks such as butanol, ethanol, and 2,5–furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) on an industrial scale.

Royal Imtech to install charge point network for Toyota dealers and Prius PHV owners in the Netherlands

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will install a network of intelligent charging points at the home addresses of owners of the new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and at all Toyota dealers in the Netherlands. Royal Imtech N.V. The company expects to install between 1,300 and 2,500 charging points at the homes of owners in 2012, and 117 double charging points at Toyota dealers.

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Could reducing speed limits cut vehicle emissions?

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Research undertaken by CE Delft for NGO Milieudefensie in the Netherlands suggests that CO2 emissions from road transport could be reduced by 30 per [.]. There are plenty of interesting suggestions put forward in the attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emissions – but here is one that might stick in the throat of a few passionate motorists.

Mammoet switches Dutch operations to Shell GTL fuel

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Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport will use cleaner-burning Shell gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel to power all its cranes and trucks in the Netherlands. Shell GTL Fuel is already in daily use with commercial fleets in Germany and the Netherlands. Brief

Neste to acquire pre-treatment and storage capacity in the Netherlands for renewable raw materials for NEXBTL renewable diesel

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on the acquisition of a former biodiesel plant in Sluiskil in the Netherlands. Neste has signed an agreement with Electrawinds ReFuel B.V. Neste intends to use the Sluiskil plant for the storage and pre-treatment of renewable raw materials for the company’s NEXBTL renewable diesel refineries. The purchase price will not be disclosed. Brief

Report: Europe to boast more than 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations by 2020

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Electric cars Green cars Latest news charging infrastructure electric car chargers electric cars France germany green cars Netherlands UKEurope is set to make massive advancements in its use of electric vehicles – and it should have 4.1million electric vehicle charging stations in place by 2020.

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Fastned and Nissan expand their fast-charging partnership

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Netherlands-based Fastned, a builer and operator of fast-charging networks, and Nissan have expanded their partnership. Fastned currently operates 50 fast charging stations in The Netherlands, and plans European expansion. As of today, every new Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 will include four years of free fast charging at Fastned. Brief

Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle launches in Sweden and Norway this summer, Netherlands later this year

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The Netherlands will follow later this year. Toyota will launch the Mirai fuel cell vehicle in Sweden and Norway this summer, following other European countries that have introduced the Toyota Mirai in 2015 (UK, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). The Mirai launched in Japan in December 2014 and in the US in 2015. Brief

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

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Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon emissions. But despite its large domestic car industry, Germany is not among them. German government support for electric cars has been lukewarm at best, but now it appears that could change soon.

Test drive of highway platooning with autonomous vehicles in the Netherlands

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Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Melanie Schultz rode in the first highway test drive of an autonomous car in the Netherlands.

Fastned's solar powered charging station network faces obstruction

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The newly announced fast charging network in the Netherlands is facing a lawsuit from incumbent service station owners afraid of the competition.

Dutch Cycling Embassy: Teaching the world to cycle

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The people of the Netherlands have always bicycled around. That is until the

Netherlands opens first LNG terminal; US$1.1B GATE terminal has 12BCM annual throughput capacity

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Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially opened the GATE ( Gas Access To Europe ) LNG terminal last week. Click to enlarge.

Ballast Nedam to build 700-bar hydrogen refueling station in the Netherlands

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Ballast Nedam will build its first 700-bar hydrogen refueling station in the Netherlands for the Flemish-Dutch WaterstofNet. WaterstofNet is an interregional organization that was set up to develop the Flanders-Southern Netherlands region into a leading hydrogen region within Europe. Brief

BYD to begin making electric buses in California, delivers 6 electric buses in the Netherlands

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Electric buses for the Netherlands. Separately, BYD officially delivered 6 electric buses to the island home of city of Schiermonnikoog, and the Netherlands’ first National Park in the province of Friesland, Netherlands. The company says that its electric buses deliver a range of more 155 miles on a single charge. Brief

National Drive Electric Week: 150 Cities, 90,000 People, Electric Cars All Over

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cities, but also in Canada, Italy, and The Netherlands. This past week, thousands of people came out to learn about, experience, and extoll the virtues of the electric car. They were participating in National Drive Electric Week--which, despite its name, has become an international event taking place not only in 150 U.S.

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Hail “Taxi!” and it might be an electric car-wherever you are

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The world''s most successful electric vehicle is now being used as a taxi in several countries including the Netherlands, Switzerland, [.].

ABB to build largest nationwide network of EV fast-charging stations in the Netherlands

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ABB has been selected by Fastned to supply chargers to more than 200 electric vehicle fast-charging stations in the Netherlands, bringing an EV fast charger within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of all of the country’s 16.7 To date, the Netherlands is the most populous country to roll out a nationwide fast-charging network. Brief

Electric-Car 0-To-60-MPH Record Smashed--By Dutch Students

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Students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have broken the 0-to-60-mph record for an electric car, according to Wired (via Motor Authority). Sure, efficiency is important. but speed is fun. And they did it in a car they built themselves. That car, the DUT13, did 0 to 100 kph (0 to 62 mph) in 2.15

Is Electricity 'Fuel'? Dutch Gas Stations Sue To Stop Electric-Car Charging

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Remember all that stuff we said recently about The Netherlands being a haven for electric vehicles? Maybe knock a few degrees of conviction off that statement, as it seems not everyone in the European country is as keen on electric vehicles as some. Companies operating regular gasoline and diesel filling stations certainly aren''t keen.

Netherlands set to impose pay per mile

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Proposals set before the Netherland’s cabinet on Friday would see a charge of 3 cents for every kilometre travelled introduced. Tags: Green credentials cost Dutch green tax Netherlands pay-per-mile polluter road tax Each year the base tariff will rise until 2018.

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ABB installing electric-vehicle fast chargers at BP service stations in Netherlands

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Power and automation technology group ABB has started installing multiple fast-charging systems for electric vehicles (EVs) at some BP service stations in the Netherlands as part of a nationwide trial. Prestige GreenCab, a Dutch taxi operator with a large electric-vehicle fleet, took the initiative for the installations in Utrecht. Brief

Royal IHC launches first LNG-fueled hopper dredger

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The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Brief

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