Tue Sep 20th, 2022 at 11:11:36 AM EST
Cabinet of Rutte IV collected 'unsuspected' tens of billions extra from tax revenues on elevenfold natural gas prices, coupled from higher elektriciteit revenues sourced from sustainable solar and wind energy ... above which VAT of 21% really did the trick, also tax collection for inflation and surge in cost of living. The Dutch energy SCAM. Very troublesome ... "Ukraine fighting Russia for our freedom requires our solidarity" ... major bull in a scammed war narrative of arms peddlers close to the Pentagon and NATO. Fossil fuel corporations are primary recipients of our loss of income. Trend in family cash balances, income, and expenditures
NOS Ipsos poll new crisis where the cabinet fails to solve existing crisis
Motto of new cabinet Rutte IV - coalition agreement
Taking care of each other, looking to the future
From minimum wage to childcare: a roundup of Rutte IV's proposal | Dec. 15, 2021 |
Leaked Budget Day pieces show tens of billions more income than expected
The cabinet has plenty of money to compensate for the high energy bill. Because the high gas price and inflation are a burden on citizens, but mainly benefit the state treasury.
Prinsjesdag 3rd Tuesday in September
Preparations for budget were last minute, still discussion and agreements late last night. Risk of a farmer's protest, the Capital The Hague is protected by Dutch Armed Forces ...
Mayor of The Hague: 'Either the tractors leave, or they will be confiscated and towed away'
Protest as the delegation of the Royal family passes the High Court building towards the Royal Opera, a stand-in as the historic buildings of parliament and the Ridderzaal are being renovated.
On social media there will be messages opposing protest on such a glorious day … f*ck the farmers!
After months of spending time on the Ukraine war narrative, cabinet IV of Mark Rutte refused to take decisive measures to meet the surge in gas and electricity bills for majority of the people. Waiting for the first suicides?
Coalition wants ceiling on energy bill from 1 November | Politics & More Latest News Here
ABN Amro states there is no crisis yet ... don't spend tax money on compensation schemes for consumers #energypoverty
Banking crisis 2008/09: What did ABN AMRO cost the State? The State has made a total of 28 billion in capital expenditure and has provided loans and guarantees. Now AbnAmro calls for postponement of energy support measures: Take your money away from this state bank.
Dual bank headlines in Dutch Financial Times
A bit of Dutch hypocrisy build in the new generation, not taking responsibility, no solidarity with the minority in lower income or even healthcare workers disabled due to LONG COVID.
"Wait with support package, says ABN Amro, extremely high energy bill is still rare"
"ABN Amro compensates staff for expensive energy and groceries"
Dutch pay more than double the energy price compared to neighbour Germany which country is buyer of Dutch natural gas. Free market is the motto of Libertarian leader VVD, prime minister Mark Rutte.
So there is no energy crisis?
Dutch major bank of money laundering calls for support of businesses due to ...
Natural gas is paid dearly | AbnAmro Sustainability |
Expensive gas is at the expense of the financial viability of many companies. Industries, from chemicals to steel, have already warned that they may have to close factories and cut production due to higher energy costs. And the European economic powerhouse - Germany - is now preparing to launch the second phase of its contingency plan to mitigate the effects of the gas crisis. It's all hands on deck.
Natural gas consumption in the Netherlands
More than three quarters of the total Dutch natural gas consumption is attributable to economic activities in sectors. The largest part of this is consumed by industry (with a share of 40%), closely followed by energy supply (with more than 37% share). The agricultural sector follows at some distance with a share of 12% in total consumption by sectors. The three sectors together account for almost 90% of gas consumption by Dutch sectors.
The industry is therefore dominant. A lot of gas is used in particular in the production of foodstuffs, paper, chemicals, petroleum, building materials and base metals. These six industrial subsectors together accounted for 85-90% of total industrial gas consumption in 2020, of which chemicals (57%) food (15%) and oil (13%) are the real major consumers.
Letting go of climate reins
The gas crisis in the Netherlands is putting the spotlight on many companies. Business continuity is at stake and that takes precedence over everything else. Today's high gas prices are forcing industrial companies to diversify current energy sources and use energy more efficiently, where possible. Also at a national level, more gas-saving measures are more crucial than ever. An emergency measure was the abolition of the production restriction for coal-fired power stations, in order to be able to replenish the gas stocks in the Netherlands for the coming winter. This mission has been accomplished. These stocks have now been filled to 80% again.
"No gas, no beer", the German brewery boss of Veltins summed it up. With that, the crisis is of course complete. Breweries mainly run on gas, which means that the beer supply is also at stake. And in the German glass industry, the switch has now been made to light fuel oil, with the necessary investments in technical implementation and permits for extra emissions. As a result, the gas crisis suddenly makes the 'hard' climate rules of the government a lot more flexible.
At most stadiums beer is delivered in kegs or larger containers, but Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen is famous for a unique feature: 5-kilometre pipeline connecting the stadium with its supplying brewery. Except it only works one way, pushing beer into the stadium.
Just In Time
Unimaginable, Bavaria without beer! 😂
As our only habitat to survive as human beings is slowly but steadily destroyed ... 🌎 🌍 🌻
EU's 3 billion trees by 2030 goal: where we stand | EurActiv |
Two years on, however, the EU is far from that goal. A tracker launched in December 2021 to monitor progress shows that, as of 15 June, the EU has planted 2,946,015 trees - not even 1% of the three billion goal.
That means there are 2,997,053,985 left to plant in the next seven and a half years.
The Dutch quite late and slowly awakening ...