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Province of Fryslân
The province of Fryslân has a population of approx. 650.000 inhabitants. It is a largely rural and argricultural province with a few bigger towns and cities. Fryslân is member of the Energy Valley Foundation, a coalition of the northern provinces in the Netherlands together with the 4 bigger cities and bigger private companies such as Gasunion, NOM and energy companies.
The Energy Valley provinces have drawn up an Energy Agreement with The Netherlands' national government. In short, it states that the provices will support the national government in reaching its climate goals for 2011 and beyond. Another aim is to convert 100.000 vehicles in the three northern provinces (cars, trains, boats, trucks, scooters, etc.) to sustainable propulsion methods by the year 2015.