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  1. Use of renewable energy for transport, 2005-2017

    Indicator | 11 April 2019

    Since 2007, the use of renewable energy for transport has increased, because petrol and diesel suppliers are obliged by law to supply renewable energy. In 2015 and 2016, the share… more

  2. Renewable energy use, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 25 September 2019

    The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 6.6 percent in 2017 to 7.4 percent in 2018. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share… more

  3. Wind energy capacity, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 25 September 2019

    In 2018 Dutch wind energy capacity (4,4 thousand megawatts) increased by 4.5% compared to 2017. … more

  4. Nitrogen deposition, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 25 November 2019

    Nitrogen deposition, averaged over the Netherlands, totalled 1,730 mol nitrogen per ha (mol N/ha) in 2018. Deposition has therefore decreased by 36% since 1990. Since 2005 the… more

  5. Change in species numbers in natural and agricultural areas, 1975-2005

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    A decrease in the numbers of target species as defined in Dutch nature policy was seen in agricultural areas, whereas they increased in natural areas.… more

  6. Nature and Landscape Index

    Indicator | 5 August 2015

    The Nature and Landscape Index (Index NL) shows the quality of natural areas and landscapes and the way the quality is developing. This index replaces the 'nature target types'… more

  7. Environmental quality of surface water and natural areas, 1990-2010

    Indicator | 25 June 2014

    The environmental quality of surface water and natural water areas has improved, but is often not enough to ensure their sustainable conservation. Dutch policy aims to create… more

  8. Energy savings in the Netherlands, 2000- 2010

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    The energy saving rate in the Netherlands averaged 1.1 percent a year between 2000 and 2010. Although national energy savings declined following the start of the financial crisis… more

  9. Noise levels in homes due to road and rail traffic, 2000-2010

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    More than 7,000 homes in the Netherlands experience noise from traffic on highways that exceeds the permissible level. Another 6,000 homes experience excessive noise levels from… more

  10. Employment and the live/work ratio by municipality, 2013

    Indicator | 5 February 2016

    In 2013, almost 17% of all the jobs in the Netherlands were located in the four major cities. Relatively more people worked than lived in urban areas.… more

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