A little more than 50 per cent of Denmark’s electricity was powered by wind and solar in 2020. 2020 thereby surpassed 2019 as the greenest year ever in Danish electricity history.Read more
Find the most relevant news by sorting the list based on your area of interest
Together with the partner Odense Maritime Technology, PensionDanmark will work with Færgesekretariatet (the ferry secretariat) on the development of a new sustainable ferry solution for the small Danish islands and crossings. A partnership comprising PensionDanmark and Odense Maritime Technology has been elected to cooperate with Færgesekretariatet on the development of a new standardised ferry […]
The Danish Government has designated two Danish companies as official regulatory energy test zones: the clean energy industrial cluster “GreenLab” and Siemens Gamesa’s Brande Hydrogen project. The test zones seek to bring Denmark one step closer to solving one of the biggest challenges in the green energy transition: the integration of unprecedented amounts of renewable […]
With two new partnerships, the U.S. and Denmark amp up their green collaboration. During President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate Change, the two penned a new collaboration on science and innovation efforts. On 3 May, the City of Houston and Denmark further announced new partnerships on climate resiliency and water management.
Texas is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S. Over time, the increasing population will put a strain on residential and industrial water supply. Furthermore, Texas has experienced frequent periods of drought with extensive consequences for citizens across the state. Reusing the available water resources is thus crucial to sustain a sufficient water supply concurrent with the population growth rate as well as environmental challenges.
Bridge the knowledge gap and provide actionable insight The 2021 edition of the Sustainable Building Market Study maps the views of nearly 700 Nordic, UK and German-based stakeholders in the real estate industry and provides insight into how the sector perceives the challenges and opportunities related to sustainable buildings. In the previous surveys, we have […]
Danish CEOs are outperforming their global peers when it comes to climate, green investments and prioritising sustainability and the environment in corporate governance. They feel a greater environmental responsibility with readiness to invest in climate actions, according to PWC’s 24th Annual Global CEO Survey.
Last week, the World Economic Forum released their ‘Fostering Effective Energy Transition 2021 edition’. The new release marks the 10th anniversary of the Energy Transition Index. Heading the ranking, the Nordic region outperforms their peers with Sweden (1), Norway (2) and Denmark (3) taking on the top three positions. Denmark’s progress was mainly credited to […]
This morning, EnergyAgency.FUKUSHIMA and State of Green penned yet a collaboration agreement aiming to promote technical exchange on renewable energy between Japan and Denmark. The signing extends an initial MoU signed between the parties in May 2019. After the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear power accident in 2011, Fukushima Prefecture placed a higher […]
Population increases, growing demand for food and climate change have created an immense challenge. How do we feed the world’s growing population and reduce C02 emissions at the same time? The answer lies in innovative solutions and new technologies. Three of them will be presented in this article.
In order to realize South Africa’s ambition to increase its share of renewable energy with more than 20 percent in 2030, technical specifications are now in place to integrate battery energy storage. Battery energy storage can help the South African grid to utilize variable renewable energy in an optimal manner. The important technical pre-work is a result of a close energy partnership between Danish and South African energy authorities.
On 15 April, House of Green hosted leading policy makers and industry players for a Green Talk on how to employ offshore wind in Europe. During the event, participants looked at the EU Green Deal and discussed the main hurdles in fulfilling the ambitious deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe as set out by the offshore renewable energy strategy. Read the headlines or re-visit the event here.
How do we ensure that the future workforce is geared towards the green transition? The issue was up for grabs when leading Danish representatives from the unions, industries and political parties met on the 9th of April. The conference was held in collaboration between IDA, CONCITO and State of Green. Find the main takeaways or view the presentations here.
Led by lockdowns and border closures, a sharp decline in fossil fuels entailed a steep drop in global carbon dioxide emissions last year. For Denmark, the trend was mainly fuelled by a heavily hit aviation sector and reduced consumption of oil, natural gas and coal. Overall, the Danish energy consumption fell by 8.5 per cent in 2020 and energy related CO2 emissions dropped by 12.4 per cent.
As the second most populous state in the United States, Texas has a growing demand for water. With a semi-arid climate, the state is prone to extreme droughts but still lots of distributed water is lost or never invoiced every year. These challenges can be addressed to meet current and future water needs by optimizing water management and reducing non-revenue water.
60 per cent of all microplastics come from car tyres on the roads. In a new project, the Danish Road Directorate and Aalborg University are testing a new method to remove microplastics along a busy Danish motorway – and the preliminary results are very promising.
Instead of drinking a soda at a café, going on summer holiday abroad or toasting in draught beer, the Danes moved the consumption of beverages home. This is clearly noticeable in the figures. In 2020, 19 per cent more cans and bottles were returned compared to the previous year, an increase far beyond the usual.
Global Covid-19 stimulus continues to damage the environment, reveals a report, but there are signs that the green recovery stimulus is slowly beginning to track upwards. 17 countries improved their scores since the previous calculation, notably the United States – and Denmark comes in at number one in the global league table as a result of the significant proportion of its pandemic spending being devoted to green measures.
Cities around the world increasingly face the adverse effects of climate change, including rising sea levels, climbing temperatures, longer periods of drought and stronger storms. The majority of cities have no plans for climate resilience set in place to mitigate the effects of extreme weather-related events, even though we already have most of the solutions available.