Renewable energy is the future. Making the transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy supply is crucial to combatting further climate change. The Member States of the European Union have therefore agreed to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. The European Union as a whole must achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
To achieve this goal, the Netherlands is increasingly making the switch to renewable energy sources. The most common renewable energy sources in the Netherlands are biomass, solar energy and wind energy. There are also increasing initiatives for the further development of opportunities involving the use of geothermal heat, residual heat and green hydrogen.
Many sustainable energy projects have been launched in recent years and more and more are being added each day. This includes the realisation of wind and solar parks, CO2 storage facilities, the construction of heat-distribution grids, construction without natural gas utilities, the installation of charging stations, and developments in the use of hydrogen.
Developing such projects offers enormous opportunities and will require major investments from the business community and the authorities. Companies should be ready to persevere and work strategically with other market participants such as government authorities (for permits and subsidy schemes), grid managers, investors, landowners, architects, insurers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
In this sector, unexpected setbacks, failed commitments, cost-increasing factors and differing expectations of a given project can all lead to conflict. It is important to act quickly and know where you stand from a legal perspective.
We are ready to represent you in the event of a dispute by using our specialist knowledge and practical experience in resolving disputes and imminent disputes in relation to construction projects.
Your key contacts are Michelle Krekels and Frank Peters