Consenting reactions in Parliament to the closure of the Onyx power station

Consenting reactions in Parliament to the closure of the Onyx power station

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The closure of the Onyx coal-fired power station in Rotterdam with the help of a government subsidy of more than 200 million euros has received overwhelmingly positive reactions from the House of Representatives. However, there are concerns among various parties about employees of the power plant on the Maasvlakte.

PvdA MP Joris Thijssen speaks of a “beautiful day”. His party has been calling for accelerated closure of coal-fired power stations for some time, because that is “very good for the climate”. “I’m still a bit worried about the employees,” says Thijssen. He hopes to hear soon how they are helped to find other work.

Suzanne Kröger of GroenLinks also calls it “important” for the climate that the Onyx plant closes, but “it could have been done much earlier and therefore cheaper”. She also insists that there must be “a fair plan” for the employees.

“This is good news”, tweets D66 member Raoul Boucke. “After the previous closure of the Hemweg power station, the Onyx power station will now also close and soon too.” He also emphasizes that the company must take good care of its staff, so that “a good future is assured”.

CDA member Henri Bontenbal is also pleased that another coal-fired power station is closing its doors early with the Onyx power station. “It’s nice to see that a caretaker cabinet also implements climate policy,” he says.

The SP has difficulty with the amount of 212.5 million euros that the owner of the coal-fired power station, investor Riverstone, will receive in exchange for the early closure. “The same shareholder bought this power plant plus 3 other power plants in 2019 for… 200 million,” tweeted MP Renske Leijten.

Consenting reactions in Parliament to the closure of the Onyx power station
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