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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 45

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

Some news from Holland. Previously, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs approved to repeal a measure securing subsidy packages for solar panel owning households. Currently, if a household generates a surplus of solar power, its surplus is deducted from their energy bill. Solar Magazine (Dutch) reports that currently the Minister is pushing for consultation meetings to be held in the first half of next year. This new law will allocate a capped subsidy package to solar panel owning households but the details are yet to be laid out. 

Some trending news from across the other side of the planet! Apparently, secondary school students in Australia are calling for a strike to demand more effort to be taken to reverse climate change. The Guardian informs that throughout the country students are planning to be on strike by the end of November for a few consecutive days. These Australian students follow the example of a Swedish student protesting outside the Swedish parliament for the same cause: a call for climate change action. Let’s see to where this leads.

That calls for action are gaining further momentum around the world is apparent. Also, the Netherlands has been warned for having insufficient measures in place to reduce air toxicity. In a ruling yesterday by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the Netherlands has been cautioned to terminate issuing permits which allow for road network expansion and agricultural development. Trouw (Dutch) newspaper states that the Dutch government is currently studying the ruling and exploring what implications this may have for current environmental policies.

Now some news from across the pond. The New York Times reports that the recent Midterm elections offer opportunities for a more aggressive take on climate change. As President Trump withdrew the US from the Paris agreement other platforms for climate change action need to be explored, states the newspaper. Apparently, the recent elections have put more climate change believers in administrative seats, allowing the US to set a more climate change agile course at state levels. 

Lastly, some quirky news from abroad! Apparently there are multiple different avenues through which climate change can be addressed. According to a scientist associated with the University of Washington, video gaming can help to urge people taking action against climate change. In this game sci-fi storylines and other known characters are recreate to tell the story of figures saving the planet. Grist reports that the game lead scientist truly believes that this one way to entice people taking action in an amusing way!

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