The province started the Subsidy Scheme 'Asbestos Off, Sun On!' to encourage companies such as Houweling from Bleiswijk to make their business premises more sustainable. Houweling has 46,000 m2 of roof surface area, with which eventually, it will generate 3.7 MWp of solar energy.
With the aid of sensors on the banks, bridges and locks, the arrival time of inland shipping vessels can be indicated real-time with great accuracy. The traffic on roads and waterways are optimally attuned to each other by the smart use of ICT and data sets, as a result of which the waiting times at bridges are kept to a minimum. This was the reason why the Computable Awards 2018 panel nominated the project Smart shipping in Zuid-Holland in the category ‘Government ICT-project of the year’.
Rijkswaterstaat and the Province of Zuid-Holland will exchange knowledge and experience to further smart, clean and efficient inland shipping. The smart use of ICT and data sets in shipping, ‘smart shipping’, is key in this.
“Zuid-Holland is working hard on the transition to clean energy. Hydrogen is an important factor in this process. It allows us to reduce the CO2 emissions, to improve the quality of the air and to achieve the Paris climate targets. “The provinces of Groningen and Zuid-Holland are fully committed to green hydrogen to reduce the CO2 emissions”, Jaap Smit informed the vice-chairman of the European Committee Maros Šefčovič.