How does one link climate adaptation and the energy transition? Read about it in the interview with the regional ministers Energy and Climate Adaptation held earlier this month, and view the tips and examples. “Link your plans for the transition to cleaner energy to the measures and make your region climate proof. That prevents double investments, double inconvenience, and nasty surprises in the future.”
Jeannette Baljeu - Regional Minister of the Province of Zuid-Holland – has obtained an important position in Europe. She has been appointed the Committee of the Regions’ (COR) reporter on industry on behalf of all European cities and regions, in which capacity she will respond to the European Commission’s proposal on industrial policy, expected on 10 March 2020.
Nine (9) municipalities in Zuid-Holland want 10 natural gas-free districts. To start this up, they are asking the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a joint subsidy of approximately €3 million. By combining their forces and with the Province as secretary, the municipalities have a considerable chance of being eligible for these funds. The following municipalities are involved: Alphen aan de Rijn, The Hague, Gorinchem, Kaag and Braassem, Katwijk, Rijswijk, Rotterdam, Schiedam and Zoeterwoude.
Zuid-Holland and 4 other Dutch provinces want to continue collaborating with the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia on the changing modes of transport. This would regard the transport between the Rotterdam port and North Rhine-Westphalia, by road, rail or water.