“Energy firms agree to come clean on coal used in Dutch power stations” – Dutch News.nl – November 17, 2014

An article published on Dutch News.nl on January 16, 2015 reports that “(f)ive energy firms active in the Netherlands have pledged to take action to improve the working conditions of coal miners and have signed an agreement with aid minister Lilianne Ploumen to that effect.

The agreement centres on Colombia where 25% of the coal used in Dutch power stations comes from. Aid groups describe the coal as ‘blood coal’ because of the human rights abuses suffered by the miners.”

You may read the article on the Dutch News.nl internet site.