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The King's Commissioner Jaap Smit and Regional Minister Adri Bom-Lemstra are in China from 17 to 22 November inclusive. Together with representatives of 30 businesses from Zuid-Holland they will focus on sustainable development and modernisation of agriculture and horticulture during their trade mission.
Since the end of 2017, over 30 Dutch and International parties that consider hydrogen an important fuel for the future have jointly worked on the development of hydrogen projects on Goeree-Overflakkee. Participants in this programme presented the follow-up strategy to Regional Minister Tea Both of the Municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and Provincial Executive Berend Potjer of the Province of Zuid-Holland during a partners’ day on 7 November.
As of 1 January 2020, just like its 7 colleague provinces, the Province of Zuid-Holland will only use sustainable energy. As a result of the new Public Procurement Act they will no longer receive their energy via the Government and the provinces themselves will now be responsible for the purchase thereof. On Thursday 31 October in Haarlem, 8 provinces came one step closer to meeting the climate agreement's stipulations by signing the first jointly drafted sustainable energy contracts. Regional Minister Willy de Zoete signed on behalf of the Zuid-Holland Provincial Executive.
The Province of Zuid-Holland is an important financier of the start of a test with self-driving minibuses (shuttles) on the ESA ESTEC grounds in Noordwijk. Regional Minister Floor Vermeulen: “It is important for the province to know whether the self-driving technology can make an actual contribution to the provincial objective to have the province be the best accessible province in the Netherlands. And whether it matches our motto for the coming years: Better each day.”
Dairy farmers in the western peat meadow land are able to reduce 22% of their farm's ammonia emissions - and as a result their nitrogen emissions - with relatively simple measures. This has become clear from the Testing Ground Peat Meadows Programme. The result was reached by, among other things, diluting the farm manure and by lowering the crude protein content in the fodder.
The Zuid-Holland energy innovation fund ENERGIIQ and its current shareholders invest 1 million Euro in Involtum. Regional Minister Berend Potjer announced this yesterday.
“Space travel is closer than you think” says Jaap Smit, the King's Commissioner in the Province of Zuid-Holland during the ’Space Continuum’ event. “Next to Toulouse and Bremen, Zuid-Holland is one of the most important space industry clusters in Europe, which we must cherish and allow to flourish.”
Climate-adaptive building will be the new standard in Zuid-Holland. Today, a collaboration of regional authorities, the building industry and social organisations will hand over the principles of climate-adaptive building to the Delta Commissioner.
Goeree-Overflakkee intends to be energy-neutral in 2020. To achieve this, the island is investing in, among other things, hydrogen. The Province is one of the partners in the hydrogen covenant H2GO.
The Provincial Executive for the period 2019-2023 has been installed. The installation took place on Wednesday 4 September during the meeting of the Provincial Council.