Dutch fear foreign take overs of utilities
Friday 30 January 2009
Two-thirds of the Dutch population are concerned about Dutch energy firms being taken over by foreign companies according, to a study by Blauw Research.
Almost 90% of those questioned were aware that the country’s two largest power firms, Essent and Nuon, are in the process of being sold off to foreign firms.
Meanwhile, the latest (2007) European Commission survey on nuclear power concludes that almost 25% of the Dutch are positive about increasing this form of energy compared with a European average of 14%, reports Friday’s NRC. dutchnews