Friday 6 of December 2019, 8 out of the 10 parties in the Danish Parliament agreed on a legally binding national Climate Act. With a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 (compared to the 1990 level), it raises the Danish ambitions and encourages other countries to follow suit.Read more
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The European Union has presented its climate plan to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050. 50 initiatives and proposals will be presented over the next 18 months to realise this ambition.
Friday 6 of December 2019, 8 out of the 10 parties in the Danish Parliament agreed on a legally binding national Climate Act. With a legally binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 (compared to the 1990 level), it raises the Danish ambitions and encourages other countries to follow suit.
The price of onshore wind turbines and solar parks is now so low that it suggests that they are close to becoming subsidy free. The result of this year’s so-called technology neutral tender, where onshore wind and solar installations compete for subsidies, has, for the second consecutive year, resulted in historically low levels of support. The subsidy rate decreased by approximately 30 per cent in comparison to last year’s rates.
The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report, which was released today, stresses that Europe faces urgent and unprecedented environmental challenges. However, the future is not entirely bleak: there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and accelerated EU action such as the European Green Deal.
Under the headline ‘Time for Action’, the COP25 is the year for specific solutions to curb climate change worldwide. Several Danish companies are present to discuss the importance of partnerships with the private sector to achieve the goals in the Paris Agreement.
The EU Commission’s big goals for offshore wind – between 230 and 450 GW by 2050 – are achievable provided the right investments in electricity grids and Governments take the right approach to maritime spatial planning.
Under the theme of ‘Our energy, our future’, Copenhagen is hosting the WindEurope Offshore 2019 congress, which sets the role of offshore wind energy in decarbonising Europe in the spotlight. Nine thousand guests and 450 exhibitors will visit the Danish capital this week as part of the event.
Starting in 2020, new climate-friendly asphalt will be used by contractors on Danish roads, when new road paving is needed. The decision to increase the use of the new climate-friendly asphalt was taken by the Danish government after testing the new climate-friendly asphalt on four Danish highways. The project to develop a new type of […]
Scientists and top executives from the business community join forces in appointing the climate solutions and technologies that can have the greatest impact on the climate and at the same time are based on Denmark’s existing positions of strength. Solutions that can give Denmark a key role in the global climate action.
Ten nordic ports have issued a declaration signalling their intention to collaborate on environmental and climate challenges. This includes a focus on alternative energy sources and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Today, the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen presented the Danish government’s 13 “climate partnerships” at a meeting in Marienborg, the Prime Minister’s residence. The 13 partnerships represent all branches of Danish business.
Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international climate targets. The gap between the promise of energy for all and the lack of electricity access for 850 million people around the world.
ROCKWOOL, FLSmidth and DTU Chemical Engineering exchange knowledge about red-hot processes with less CO2 impact for the manufacture of insulation material and cement. For FLSmidth, the project is part of its new MissionZero strategy that will enable its customers in cement and mining to move towards zero emissions in 2030.
All sitting political parties in the Danish parliament have reached a consensus on the allocation of the so-called ‘Research Reserve’ this week. EUR 200 million is earmarked for green research within areas such as agricultural transformation, environmentally friendly transport and sustainable cities. This is a significantly greater sum than was allocated in 2019.
Today, Permanent Secretary of the Danish Ministry for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Morten Bæk, participated at the launch of the Vietnam Energy Outlook Report in Hanoi, Vietnam. The report holds solutions to how Vietnam can reduce the country’s CO₂ emissions by millions of tonnes and create a green and sustainable energy system.