Gerard van den Heykant has 8 hectares of greenhouses in the Plukmadese Polder to grow 130,000 cucumber and tomato plants. Despite using residual heat from the Amer power plant, he is seeing his energy bills skyrocket. Linking the renewable heat to the gas price is the cause, the grower explained to Omroep Brabant.
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