Elections coming up
In the run-up to the provincial elections of 15 March, there are three party conferences today: CDA, PvdA and GroenLinks. There is a lot at stake: the provincial authorities have a major influence on environmental and nitrogen policy and on road and housing construction.
At the CDA, nitrogen in particular is a hot topic. CDA administrators in the provinces oppose the nitrogen policy of their ‘own’ cabinet. The PvdA and GroenLinks are voting on the next steps in the party merger.
Our reporters are there. With political clarity Nynke de Zoeten we look ahead to the elections.
Why isn’t Shell greening faster?
Shell has had one of the best years in its existence. The group made almost 38.5 billion euros in profit, more than twenty billion more than a year earlier. Other oil companies also have a lot of wind at their backs thanks to the war in Ukraine.
Partly due to that record profit, criticism of Shell is growing: why is the company not investing more money in green energy? Shell itself says it invests a third of its profit in the energy transition, but according to environmental organizations the company presents those figures far too positively.
What about those ‘green’ investments? Our economist Mathis Bouman sorts it out.
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