Netherlands: Energy Resources

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Country Profile
Population 16,971,452
GDP Unavailable
Energy Consumption 4.33 Quadrillion Btu
2-letter ISO code NL
3-letter ISO code NLD
Numeric ISO code 528
UN Region[1] Western Europe
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CIA World Factbook, Appendix D[2]

The Netherlands (/ˈnɛðərləndz/; Dutch: Nederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt]) is the main "constituent country" (Dutch: land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is a small, densely populated country located in Western Europe with three island territories in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. The largest and most important cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government and parliament. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe – as large as the next three largest combined – and was the world's largest port between 1

Energy Resources

Resource Value Units Rank Period Source
Wind Potential 10,244 Area(km²) Class 3-7 Wind at 50m 35 1990 NREL
Solar Potential 57,659,686 MWh/year 151 2008 NREL
Coal Reserves Unavailable Million Short Tons N/A 2008 EIA
Natural Gas Reserves 1,416,000,000,000 Cubic Meters (cu m) 24 2010 CIA World Factbook
Oil Reserves 100,000,000 Barrels (bbl) 69 2010 CIA World Factbook

Energy Maps featuring Netherlands

Netherlands global irradiation and solar electricity potential (horizontally-mounted photovoltaic modules) Netherlands global irradiation and solar electricity potential (optimally-inclined photovoltaic modules)

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  1. UN Statistics Division
  2. CIA World Factbook, Appendix D
  3. Reegle Clean Energy Datasets

The Netherlands is a country in Europe.
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