16th blog, March 5, 2019
In the Netherlands, we have the idea that we can do without fossil fuels and that we can actually reduce our CO₂ emissions by 95% by 2050. The question is whether that is realistic. If, in order to neutralize the emissions of our trucks, we need more than 40,000 windmills with a cost of 600,000 euros per truck, how much do we need for the other energy using equipment? How much for Tata, an iron ore melting company? For KLM, our airline company? For our 7 million passenger cars? I read that a ship that visits the port of Rotterdam emits the same amount of CO₂ emissions per day as all the Rotterdam cars together in one day. Aircraft is even less efficient than ships.