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The Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate has joined a number of other ambitious countries in releasing a Declaration of Ambition on international climate policy to drive the world towards intensified global climate action.
The EU target for energy optimisation landed at a slightly higher percentage than the compromise for renewables, although with a significant difference. Late Tuesday night also witnessed an agreement concerning governance.
Denmark plays a large role in the Chinese district heating supply. Danish companies deliver technology that allows the system to function, such as pumps, valves, temperature gauges pipes and thermostats, in addition to knowledge that helps dimension, design and operate the systems.
Earlier this week, the Chinese Minister of Energy, Nur Bekri, signed an agreement with Denmark on the development of offshore wind farms in China. This happens at a time where the market accelerates at such speed that a Chinese 2020 goal on 5,000 MW offshore wind may be achieved ahead of schedule.
On behalf of Vattenfall Arcon-Sunmark is constructing a solar heating system in Berlin. The project is one of the first to be developed in a major city and will supply the residents with 14.000 CO2-free showers annually. Vattenfall, the leading European energy company, has set an ambitious objective to make fossil-free living possible within one […]
The Danish wind industry set a record in 2017 with a 13.7 percent revenue increase to DKK 112.5 billion compared to 2016. The turnover for 2017 came out at almost DKK 10 billion more than in 2008 – previously the record year. Full-time employment grew with 757 full-time equivalent to 33,662, which corresponds to a […]
State of Green launches new website to determinedly match the best green solutions with the most urgent issues of the global green transition. Lack of clean, affordable energy and integrated energy systems. Scarcity of clean water. Rapidly growing mega-cities. Unsustainable use of resources. The challenges are immense, but so is the progress we have made. […]
School food, food waste and climate-smart food are three of the 24 examples of innovative food policy initiatives presented in the new “Solutions Menu – A Nordic guide to sustainable food policy” by the Nordic Food Policy Lab of the Nordic Council of Ministers. International interest in Nordic ideas is in demand and the Menu […]
With a 99,995 percent security of energy supply in 2017, the average Dane experienced interruption in power supply for 25 minutes during the whole year. Although that is slightly longer than in 2016, Denmark still boasts a very high security of energy supply by European comparison. This is the conclusion of Energinet’s 2018 report on […]
With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear. The rules will include prohibitions, educational campaigns and manufacturer taxes. In the […]
Today, six Danish pension funds and the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish know-how and technology. The current capital commitment is DKK 4.1bn, and it is expected that the fund will contribute to investments worth approximately DKK 30bn in developing countries.
In collaboration with the Danish energy company Steeper Energy, researches from Aalborg University have found a way to synthesize biofuels from wood waste for use in jets, ships and freight trucks. Researchers eye favorable possibilities for future commercial application.
It is a familiar picture: As a successful festival draws to a close, mountains of rubbish remain that need to be managed. The upcoming People’s festival on the Danish island of Bornholm will convert food scraps from the event to biogas.