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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.
The province of Zuid-Holland and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia work together to make the transport of goods on the corridor between the two areas more sustainable.
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.
Regional Minister Jeannette Baljeu recently signed the Ecological Objectives for Other Waters’ on behalf of the Province of Zuid-Holland. The Province of Noord-Holland did likewise, as did almost all of the water boards in these two provinces. The joint agreement ensures the same policy and uniform principles for all other waters. The water quality may not deteriorate and the biodiversity should increase
Start-up Noria removes waste from the Gouwe at Alphen aan de Rijn during an innovative pilot, commissioned by the Province of Zuid-Holland. The province wants to investigate how much of the plastic floating in the Gouwe can be removed, and where that had best be done. At the same time, Noria tests its 'waste wheel’, the system with which the plastic is collected.
During the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen, Zuid-Holland and Bremen launched an Agenda for Action for collaboration in aerospace. It contains actions to take on challenges and themes that the regions will focus on together, for instance earth observation. The agenda is the result of the agreement reached in March, when the aerospace trade mission to Bremen took place and an agreement was signed in the presence of the King and Queen to strengthen Zuid-Holland and Bremen's aerospace collaboration. The parties involved are: SpaceNed, the Province of Zuid-Holland, Aviaspace Bremen and the federal state Bremen.
Twenty new buses are to run on hydrogen in the province of Zuid-Holland. Regional Minister Floor Vermeulen (Traffic and Transport) and Minister Stientje van Veldhoven ( Environment and Housing) made agreements to this end on Wednesday. By 2021 at the latest, all buses will have taken to the roads in the province. This agreement brought an emission-free public transport system another step closer, which is good for the climate and contributes to clean air.
The Green Village is the testing ground for sustainable innovations at the campus of the TU Delft. This is where researchers and entrepreneurs build, research, test and demonstrate their sustainable innovations in the housing, working and living environment of the open-air lab. One of the latest appealing research and innovations projects is the experimental low temperature heat grid, to be realised as of February 2020 at The Green Village by a consortium of the Municipality of Delft, Stedin, Engie and TU Delft.