AkzoNobel aims create affordable clean energy ‘green’ jobs

AkzoNobel aims to create affordable clean energy and ‘green’ jobs

6:13 AM, 10th June 2016
AkzoNobel aims to create affordable clean energy and ‘green’ jobs
The global initiative aims to accelerate public and private innovation in order to make clean energy affordable for consumers, as well as creating "green" jobs and commercial opportunities.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV is supporting the Dutch government's plan to join the Mission Innovation coalition. The global initiative aims to accelerate public and private innovation in order to make clean energy affordable for consumers, as well as creating "green" jobs and commercial opportunities.

Mission Innovation was announced by former Microsoft leader Bill. At the launch, 20 countries – including the US, UK, China, France, Brazil and India – committed to doubling their respective clean energy R&D by 2020.

In a letter to parliament detailing the Dutch government's plan, minister of economic affairs Henk Kamp referred to the support and participation of various Dutch companies, including AkzoNobel, Philips and DSM.

Mission Innovation links to the private sector via the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, also launched by Gates, which has committed to funding clean energy companies emerging from the initiatives of Mission Innovation.

“We're more than happy to give our support to initiatives such as Mission Innovation, which aims to make life more liveable by providing people with real economic and environmental benefits,” said Andre Veneman, AkzoNobel's director of sustainability. "We can't afford to wait - clean energy R&D is vital to our future."

“There is also a strong fit with our own planet possible approach to sustainability, which is focused on resource efficiency and finding ways to do more with less. Almost 40 percent of our energy use already comes from renewable energy and we’re working hard to increase that figure,” added Veneman.

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