Green Deals

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 20 May 2014

Launched in 2011 in order to help Netherlands achieve its EU 2020 target - 14 % of total energy consumption. 

The Green Deals programme seeks to promote and support domestic sustainability. Citizens, companies, local councils and other can propose projects to the government. The projects must address energy, raw materials, transport or water. The government does not provide grants for these projects but can offer seed capital and loans through an innovation fund, and supports projects in various other ways, including through tax breaks, sustainable public procurement and even changing the law to eliminate obstacles.

The aim of Green Deals is to support projects that will produce rapid results – the benefits should become clear within three years.

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