The province has selected 10 start-ups to assist in solving various challenges, such as measuring the air quality and the reuse of waste flows. The province actively cooperates with these start-ups in the Start-up in Residence programme. These young businesses often have very refreshing and innovative ideas on the challenges in the region. This is how the province stimulates a smarter, cleaner and stronger Zuid-Holland.
'Energy Island’ Goeree-Overflakkee will get a second solar park. The park in Ooltgensplaat will provide green energy for 10,000 households. The realisation of the solar park in Ooltgensplaat is being managed by the Sunstroom company, 132,000 panels will be placed on an area covering 37 hectares. The first solar panel was placed by alderman Arend-Jan van der Vlugt on an appropriately sunny day.
The Province of Zuid-Holland assists in the protection of our heritage and allows it to be experienced and used. The Water Triangle is a good example. The large rivers Merwede, North and Old Meuse and their banks form the connection between the 3 icons: Biesbosch, Dordrecht and Kinderdijk. This heritage line tells the story of the water: the history and the special knowledge that the Netherlands possesses in the field of dredging, off-shore, ship building and water works.
Collaboration on strong transport corridors is an important step forward to a lower CO2-emission, said Rik Janssen during the Ports and the City congress. “In Zuid-Holland, we place sensors along our inland waterways that allow us to constantly have a clear view of the total number of vessels at corridor level. That is how we ensure an optimum use and an efficient through-flow of the road, rail and waterway transport. That in turn leads to shorter waiting times, a lower fuel consumption and less CO2-emissions”, stated Regional Minister Rik Janssen.