On January the 1st of 2018, all major Dutch airports will significantly improve sustainability of their operations by completely shifting to wind power for the supply of their electricity.
All airports part of Royal Schiphol Group are participating including, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be switched to wind energy announced the Dutch National Railway company NS.
Together, these handle almost all civil aviation flights arriving or departing in the Netherlands, transporting 70 million passengers and almost 1.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2016.
The electricity will be supplied by energy company Eneco from a newly built wind farms on Dutch dominions.
By 2020, the airports will be operating purely on electricity coming from wind farms. “it is not enough to merely consume more renewable electricity. Rather, boosting renewable electricity generation is what matters”says NS.