Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements… – Eco Snippets

Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements…

Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements...

Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements…

In recent announcements in both India and the Netherlands, both countries said they would move entirely away from gas-powered vehicles.

In India, the government is planning to shift to 100 percent electric vehicles by 2030.

Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements...

Piyush Goyal, the country’s power minister spoke at a youth conference, stating that a working group led by Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways minister, has already been chosen to determine whether such goal is possible. The group is expected to have its initial meeting sometime in the first week of April.

“Innovation is possible, it just needs an open mind,” said Goyal.

“We are looking at increasing consumption which we can blend with petrol. We are now moving to 5 per cent ethanol blending with petrol and at the next level this will have a transformational impact on farmers’ income,” he added.

In the Netherlands, in a majority vote, the lower house of Dutch parliament supported a motion to ban new sales of petrol or diesel cars, starting in 2025. The motion was brought by the PvdA, which would bring forward Netherland’s commitment to full electric transportation by decades.

Netherlands & India Commit To 100% Electric Vehicles In Groundbreaking Announcements...

The NL Times reports, “Coalition partner VVD finds the motion overambitious and unrealistic. VVD Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs thinks that at most 15 percent of all sold cars can be completely electric in 2025. Party leader Halbe Zijlstra thinks the plan contradicts the Energy Agreement. “It seems crazy to get this plan to work. I think we’ll have to withdraw from the Energy Agreement”, he said.”

PvdA leader Diederik Samsom refuted this, NL Times continues, “He (Samsom) thinks the plan is completely feasible – technology in this area is advancing at a rapid pace and other countries are already ahead of the Netherlands. The plan also has nothing to do with the energy agreement, according to him. “That agreement runs until 2023, we are free in what we do after that. We are ambitious, perhaps other parties are less so”, he said, according to the broadcaster.” (Via: Minds)

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Yeah right. And where does most of he electricity come from? The burning of fossil fuels. Only a small portion comes from “green” sources (hydroelectric, wind, etc.). Well, at least somebody else will be doing the burning rather than all those individual cars. Hope it makes them feel better since it will be somebody else’s problem.

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    In 5 years it will be cheaper for India to purchase 100% renewable energy from China than to produce their own from burning fossil fuels.

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    Seriously, don’t you think it makes sense to have a commitment to 100% electric particularly since you are also committed to reducing fossil fuel consumption. It’s a process, not an overnight event. If you still have fossil fuel vehicles burning gasoline and diesel and propane driving the highways, you’re not going to be very successful at reducing fossil fuel consumption at all.

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the power will come from the heavens not from hell…..wind and sun….tides and flows

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Well done India!!!
Now about your coal consumption and Adani…….?

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Utter BS: I live in The Netherlands and everybody ridiculed the PvdA for this motion. Never going to happen.

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    Better do your research and see what scientists say, Timmy. It’s happening; oil and gas are on the way out.IN YOUR LIFETIME.

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    No need to be a condescending old hag. Facts are facts.

    What scientists say doesn’t matter, it matters what politics and big business say and do. Certainly at your age you should know better.

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Just read the story. I see no commitment in either country to 100% ev’s

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How do these Country’s Produce their Electricity ?????

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Ja und der Strom kommt ja auch aus der Steckdose… Was bringt denn das, wenn dafür Kohlekraftwerke gebaut werden?

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I also live in the Netherlands. Our government never committed to anything close to this. The title is extremely missinforming. Bit sad that such a positive website is producing clickbait this way. Not sure what to think of their other articles now.

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    I also am beginning to be very suspect of this site, Sterre…

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All depends on how we make the electricity

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Why doesn’t the US do that Europe is so far ahead of us and we have a president coming into office who’s so stuck in the 30 – 40 and 50 ‘ s mode we’re lost going backward instead of forwards

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    Because I can’t even do my job with an ev vechile. They don’t have enough range for here in the US. I use a volt but use gas for trips I go usually over 400 miles in a day.

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    Could be the size of our countries. You don’t get very far with a charged car. I travel to kayak, and with present technology it is out of the question to have an electric car.

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Wow!! Could we see UK having courage to do same. I think not.

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Nobody read the article. Everyone has an opinion but no knowledge. So sad.

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Looks like India’s “commitment” is actually to talking about it.

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… as the US Government drives change and provides leadership in the wrong direction!

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….. as the lithium mines and depleted batteries destroy the planet on a greater scale.
I don’t believe that fossil fuels are the answer, but do your research before you think you are solving the world’s problems.
Stop the commute and live in your own zone….

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    I always thought a tax break or other incentive would be a good idea to help people work closer to home. I have usually worked within 5 miles from home and often closer as I hate the same journey every day. I even walked to work when it was close enough.

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Lithium batteries, at least the Tesla kind, are completely reusable.

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If you want yp go green walk or bike

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Electric cars still responsible for particulate pollution…just a different kind…..

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    ? amazing, especially for India who need to drastically sort their pollution issues! No grasshoppers on us….I mean flies hehe ?

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And meanwhile, once again, the former ‘greatest country in the world’ bends over and takes it up the ass from the greedy slime-lizard bastards of Big Oil!

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    nice to know someone else noticed

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At least one of our 3 cars is a Prius …been driving them for years! Helps a little.

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nothing will happen the states until the companies have cars that will travel 300 miles or more,not just short trips to work and back.

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    Tesla currently has a car with a range of 295 miles. The technology is improving quickly. By 2030 300 miles range will be well within the norm.

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    but that is a long ways off

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And how is that energy generated? Coal, oil, gas, other burnables? This appears to be very misleading.

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    Oh, it’s misleading because you don’t know where it comes from. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Renewable energy sources are growing all over the planet. If you can’t say something positive, maybe you should stop trying to mislead about efforts to improve things.

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    Ken, if you want to see how quickly renewable (flow) energy sources are replacing the fossil (fuel) energy systems, take a scroll through my page for plenty of examples. The changes are coming from every direction, and much faster than we realize. We’re approaching that ‘Model T Moment’ when the whole paradigm changes in a few short years. Fasten your seat belt.

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    Send me the directions. I went to your name and was misdirected.

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    Even if the energy comes from a coal power plant, this plant has an efficiency of 33-40% while solar panels are 26.6% but have zero emission.

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    No. Just assumed some was Solar and Wind.

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The technology is there and the oil companies can’t win . . . All they can do is delay https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Killed_the_Electric_Car%3F

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and what generates the power to charge these cars ???

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    Hopefully solar is in the future.

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    We are set to become the 3rd largest solar market in 2017 and are already beyond the 7th largest producer of solar energy…

    31% of our energy requirements come from renewables and counting.

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No, they agreed to talk about it. Not the same thing.

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Close to half of India does not have electricity in homes or access to safe drinking water. And most of those that do get it from plants burning high sulphur coal. Just rubbish talk.

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    How about instead of making shitty generalisations…you come up with some facts that your retarded media will never show you…like…

    1) “close to half” , good joke, 79.2 % of Indian households have access to electricity(2014) , and, 88% of the populace has access ti water from improved sources (from 2008 by the way).

    2) India Ranks 7th in the world in solar Power generation and has a few of the largest solar fields in the world. Plus, India is estimated to become tge 3rd largest solar market in 2017 (correct this year).

    3) 42% of the electricity in India comes from non-coal sources.

    After basically giving you a small picture of how your media likes to mess with you, I agree things are not upto the mark here, but, people like you, sitting in some cozy place will never understand the realities of life on the other end. You are only fit for commenting on facebook and poking your nose into the matters of other countries. From where I come from we respect elders and do not cross lines, but, it’s also mandated that respect is a privilege to be earned and cannot be given without any value based foundation.

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    80% of households have access to electricity is a nice icing on the cake statement.. Poverty prevent a good number of them from utilizing what they could have if they could afford it. This picture of rapid charging stations on the concrete sidewalk of every nice paved road does not tally. Rapid charge station need 50 amp service supply for each car. That is massive generation capacity. They could start by replacing millions of high pollution 2 stroke (gas and oil mixed fuel) that generate more hydrocarbons than transports or bussed. Electric bike are helping there but there are lots of unregulated high pollution vehicles out there because they too are the only thing affordable for many.

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Now that is some great news!!! Yes ?

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But were getting clean burning coal powered cars! Next Silicon Valley is going to be India
And Americans will be handling the tech trouble shooting calls ! Have your kids learn Hindu even though their are 3 times as many English speakers in India as the United States!

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Niet te veel van geloven. De nederlandse regering kan zo goed liegen dat ze het zelf gaan geloven.

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Just because it’s in the ground (oil) doesn’t mean you have to exhaust it.

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lets hope they dont need a coal mine eh?

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and WHERE IS ALL THAT COPPER COMING FROM????? electric cars need 3x more copper wiring!

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    Really??? U know gas cars needs 5x more iron, where is all that iron and gas coming from??? Retard alert like u really give a shit about mining, because nothing is more harmful than fossil fuel mining.

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    EGO alert….

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    School yard bullies.

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I hope that their electricity is a damn site cheaper than Ontario’s. The WITCH has made electric cars impractical with the cost of electricity.

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Put up your own panels. You can have tiny power bills too!

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will trucks be able to lift loads ? or govt will lay electric lines over the roads

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How much a charge? And recycle fees for the batteries? Still need oil for lubrication and other things.

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    Batteries last 25+ years

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    That’s news to me. Batteries in current vehicles last 5 years if that. Where do these batteries that you speak of come from?

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    Like they say it looks good on paper but in real life and real situations might be a different story.

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    I have a REAL system and I use simple hyster batteries. They are cheap and last for years! My power bill in the summer is around 50 a month for 3 bedroom with hot tub well pump shop etc using wind and solar.

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    Save your fossil fuel oil and use hemp.

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That’s India f…ed then98% of the population will be walking!

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    They all ready do 2% of India`s population is larger than the population of Canada most likely.

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I so hope this true.

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They were in use when I worked in Amsterdam in 1971/72.
They were a failure.

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What happens when it’s pouring rain out and you drop the plug in a puddle next to you??

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    What happens when you drop the plug in a puddle now?
    Why would it make a difference?

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India can’t keep the electricity going the way it is now. They’re going to have to fix that before electric vehicles will work.

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where does the electricity come from?

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I did not hear this in Netherlands..

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