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Amsterdam Schiphol turned down the heat

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Amsterdam Schiphol turned down the heat

With energy prices rising in Europe, the Netherlands started a savings plan. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport announced that they will reduce the temperature in the heat engines by one degree, and donate the income from the savings to Ukraine.

As energy prices continue to rise across Europe as an effect of the Russia-Ukraine war, the Netherlands is encouraging its citizens and businesses to save money on gas use.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has announced that it will participate in a nationwide savings campaign to reduce energy consumption. In the statement made by the airport; “From March 14, the temperature in Schiphol will be lowered by one degree in the terminal and in the head office. If the entire country could reduce heating by one degree, about 6 percent of energy could be saved.” statements were included.

Proceeds will be donated to Ukraine

In the statement,

“Along with the war in Ukraine, it is also the best for the environment; We are willing to be less dependent on natural gas, which also saves money.”

The amount of money Schiphol Group saves by reducing heating will reportedly be donated by the airport to Giro 555, an initiative to raise funds for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Netherlands will be independent from Russia on gas

The nationwide austerity movement began after gas prices surged with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to the Dutch Association for Sustainable Energy (NVDE), the country could become completely independent of Russian gas in a few years.

Since 2018, Schiphol Airport has started to run entirely on Dutch wind power. In most of the terminal, in the waiting rooms and offices; There is a cold storage system, which is a sustainable system that uses less gas and stores the heat on the floor.

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year

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Used car prices in the Netherlands fell for the first time this year. Data were obtained from the vehicle sales platform AutoScout24. According to the platform, the reason for the decrease is the summer holiday.

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AutoScout24 stated that during the summer holidays, people’s interests are generally towards vacationing, so the decrease in prices may be due to this.
 
An average used car was sold for 23,531 euros in July. This rate is 1.2 percent less than the previous month. At the beginning of this year, the average price of second-hand was 22,158 euros. There has been no decline in used car prices since the spring of 2021.
 
On the other hand, the increase in second-hand items in other European countries continues. Prices continued to rise in France, Austria and Belgium last month, while Germany saw a small decline of 0.2 percent.
 
Germany is still at the top of Europe in this field, with an average used car price of 27,361 euros.
 
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Declining interest in Randstad region in the Netherlands

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Declining interest in Randstad region in the Netherlands

The proportion of people leaving the Randstad area in the Netherlands has increased over the past year. According to the National Statistics Agency (CBS), 75,000 people left the region last year. The number of people who moved to the region was 55 thousand.

 
CBS data indicated that those over the age of 30 are increasingly leaving the west of the country.
 
Statistics also show that the number of people leaving the Randstad area has increased since 2014. While 48 thousand people left the region in 2014, this number increased to 70 thousand in 2020.
 
On the other hand, the proportion of those who moved to Randstad remained roughly the same, reaching 55 thousand last year. Looking at all the data, the number of Dutch people giving up city life has been increasing since 2017.
 
However, the increase in the number of people leaving Randstad does not mean that the region is empty.

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Netherlands uses Europe’s most expensive natural gas

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The Netherlands became the country that used the most expensive natural gas among the European Union countries with its natural gas prices in July.

 
Nieuwsuur, which collects data from the comparison site Energievergelijk.nl, last month the natural gas bill of a house in the Netherlands cost 283 Euros. This rate is double that of many EU countries. Neighboring countries of the Netherlands are Germany and Belgium, a few of these countries.
 
In June, the peak of gas prices was in Sweden, while the Netherlands took the second place. In July, the leadership changed hands. Last month gas bills in Sweden averaged 237.
 
Electricity bills in the Netherlands are also quite high compared to other countries. The Dutch paid an average of 419 euros for electricity in July. There are only two European countries that face more electricity bills than the Netherlands: Italy and Denmark.
 
According to the estimates of Energievergelijk.nl, citizens who will renew their energy contracts this year will pay an average of 3,700 euros more per year.
 
Nibud, who is a budget consultant, stated that many households will have difficulty paying the bills in the future. Nearly 30 percent of them highlighted the difficulty ban on this issue last month.

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