5.9 development of CO2 emissions
The Netherlands’ emissions of CO2 will decrease by 26% between 2010 and 2050 under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 172 million tonnes in 2010 to 21 million tonnes in 2050. Annual per capita emissions will drop from 10.4 tonnes to 1.2 tonnes. In spite of the phasing out of nuclear energy and increasing demand,
CO2 emissions will decrease in the electricity sector. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewables in vehicles will reduce emissions in the transport sector. By 2050, Netherlands’s CO2 emissions are 86% below 1990 levels.