The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands has published two Frontier (Europe) reports (report, appendum) on scenarios for coal-fired power plants. The Netherlands has committed itself to reaching a low-carbon energy system that is reliable, affordable and safe by 2050. As part of its wider energy strategy, two of seven remaining coal-fired power stations will be closed by mid-2017. In November 2015, the Dutch Parliament accepted a motion to phase out coal-fired generation and has asked the government to develop a plan to achieve additional emission abatement in the power sector.
Frontier was asked by the Ministry to model several policy scenarios addressing the potential phase-out of coal-fired power generation and other measures to reduce carbon emissions, such as the introduction of a price floor on carbon certificates in Central Western Europe.
Frontier’s analysis found that:
Frontier regularly advises public and private sector clients on question regarding the market design in power markets.
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