On July 21, the European Council agreed on the EU’s budget for the next seven years as well as a post-COVID19 recovery package. The outcome was an increased commitment to sustainable development.Read more
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The Danish utility Aalborg Forsyning plans to create one of the world’s largest sustainable energy reserves. The project will be located in the Danish city Aalborg and will be the first of its size and first to provide hot water at any time needed.
On 22 September – during the annual Climate Week New York 2020, a group of American and Danish organisations will host the virtual event “Build Back Greener – Principles for Kickstarting the Sustainable Transition through Partnerships”. The livestreamed event will gather high-level speakers from both sides of the Atlantic in a discussion around green economic recovery and public-private commitment to the advanced green transition. You are invited!
The Nordic ministers for trade and industry have approved a raft of measures to help the economy recover in a greener direction in the wake of COVID-19. The initiatives support sustainable solutions, the circular economy, digitalisation, and innovation.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than 20 per cent is treated. This has led to severe environmental degradation of many inland and sea waters around the world. A new edition of a State of Green white paper with brand new cases from around the world provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment, offering inspiration for reaping the benefits of using wastewater as a resource.
Every time one gigawatt of offshore wind is installed in Denmark, 14,600 full-time equivalents (FTEs) are secured in Danish companies. So concludes a new study, which for the first time has examined in detail the national and local economic effects of investments in offshore wind. The study was presented at an event at the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark on 24 August with the presence of high-level energy actors, including Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities.
Copenhagen Airports, A.P. Møller – Maersk, DSV Panalpina, DFDS, SAS and Ørsted are ready for the first phase of the potentially 1.3 gigawatt (GW) large project for the production of sustainable fuels close to Copenhagen, Denmark. The partnership has matured the project and has submitted an application to investment fund Innovation Fund Denmark and at the same time expanded the circle of partners in the first phases of the project with companies Nel, Everfuel and Haldor Topsøe.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, MOIT, has launched an energy efficiency guide based on a Danish formula. The guide will help the country’s 63 provinces identify and harvest 5-7 per cent energy savings by 2025.
Thursday, 3 September at 9:30-10:30 CET, State of Green will host its third GREEN TALKS webinar titled “Moving towards a Circular Economy”. Speakers at the webinar include: Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for Environment Heidi Schütt Larsen, Deputy CEO and Director of Circular Economy of Dansk Retursystem, Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation Winni Grosbøll, […]
According to a new report by several large companies in the shipping and energy sectors it is realistic that a third of the world’s merchant fleet will sail on renewably-produced green ammonia in the future. 120 ports already have the necessary facilities.
This summer The Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities launched a new Danish podcast on climate change. The podcast is hosted by the Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen, who discusses the ideas that can address a climate catastrophe with the world’s leading climate experts.
Ambient air pollution is a rising global health challenge causing premature deaths of millions each year as well as representing a very high cost to societies globally. So what can be done to stop this development? Luckily, many solutions to help us tackle air pollution in different sectors already exist. Some of these are highlighted in State of Green’s new clean air white paper.
Both Denmark and the Netherlands have ambitious 2030 climate targets, and a collaboration could result in green quantum leaps. Therefore, the two countries will share even more knowledge and experience in a number of energy areas in a newly formalised cooperation on green transition.