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Data collection on renewables for EC CO2-reduction study: The Netherlands DERE subprogramme.
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ECN Policy Studies 1991
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ECN-C--91-019 ECN publication
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Due to the absence of CO2-emissions, renewable energy resources are a valuable option for reducing CO2-emissions from the energy system. For an extension of the Netherlands EFOM-ENV database with renewable energy technologies defined up to 2010, data have been collected on relevant technology parameters such as technical penetration potential, cost and emission factors. The contribution from resources such as wind, hydro and geothermal energy can grow considerably to 2010, though their potentials are limited due to geographical constraints. Solar energy has a large potential but is at the moment still in a research and development phase. Thus a large contribution before 2010 is hot foreseen. Waste combustion provides a large energy resource, but if plastics are not separated from biomass, the CO2-reduction potential is negligible. The CO2-study for DG XII, carried out using the collected data in EFOM-ENV showed that in the Netherlands in a CO2-emission constrained energy system renewables can contribute circa 4% of the primary energy demand in 2010.

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