Netherlands

Law prohibiting coal in electricity production

Legislative
Act
Passed in 2019
This law implements rules relating to the generation of electricity using coal, in order to organise an effective coal phase out by 2030. Article 2 states that it is prohibited to generate electricity in a production installation using coal. The law grants plants built in the 1990s up to 2025 to cease operations, while newer ones will have until 2030 to do so. 

Documents
  • Coal phase out by 2030
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2019
Related litigation cases
  • Uniper v. Netherlands

    Opened in 2021 Filing

    On April 30, 2021, German energy company Uniper filed a dispute against the government of the Netherlands alleging that the government's plan to phase out coal by 2030 violates the Energy Charter Treaty. More information will be added as it becomes available.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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