The Danish Energy Agency is an agency under the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. Our work involves matters regarding energy supply and consumption in Denmark. Furthermore, the agency is engaged in a broad range of efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases internationally. Currently, the Danish Energy Agency has substantive programs in and collaboration on energy technology and efficiency with fast-growing economies such as China, Vietnam, South Africa and Mexico.
Denmark is a pioneer on greening the energy system and has since the first oil crisis in 1973 had a solid tradition for ever more energy efficiency and renewable energy oriented policies. The Danish experience shows that through a persistent and active energy policy focused on enhanced energy efficiency and increased use of renewables, it is possible to sustain economic growth and simultaneously reduce the use of and dependence on fossil fuels, benefiting both the climate and the environment.
Please look below for further information on the Danish collaboration with emerging economies.
The Danish Energy Agency is assisting Chinese developers and the Chinese government in their efforts to create a viable offshore wind industry, transferring Denmark’s more than 30-year experience from offshore wind developments. The Quality Offshore project which has China’s National Energy Administration as its main partner last week held a successful workshop in Beijing.
With the launch of the Wind Project Development Roadmap report Ethiopia and Denmark are joining forces for large scale expansion of wind energy in East Africa. Experts from both countries have been sharing experiences with leading international experts to produce this guideline to successful development of wind projects in Ethiopia which support further sustainable growth and development of the energy sector both for the benefit of the country and region.
Press release: An Indian delegation is visiting Denmark these days to learn more about wind farms and green energy. Among other things, the Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate met with the top official from the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
Washington D.C. will benefit from Danish experience with sustainable energy planning, district heating and offshore wind in its effort to enable its ambitious energy and climate plans. The collaboration will provide new openings for export of Danish energy and climate solutions.
The Danish Energy Agency launches a new tool to evaluate costs and benefits of district heating compared to individual heating. Using the Danish experience and lessons learned in district heating this tool is a key instrument in transferring knowledge on heat planning to the rest of the world.
Yesterday, Mr. Thomas Egebo, Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate and Mr. Hoang Quoc Vuong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) in Vietnam signed the Programme Document of the Energy Partnership Programme between Viet Nam and Denmark. The signing marks the beginning of another three years of close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and Ministry of Industry and Trade with a total budget of DKK 21.6 million.
On 15th June Mexico and Denmark celebrated three years of successful cooperation within climate, renewable energy and energy efficiency. At the same time, a new three-year partnership program was announced with a total budget of DKK 34 million. The partnership program is expected to come into force immediately after 1st July 2017.
Energy is an important driver of industrial productivity growth. For a long time Europe has known that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This White Paper covers insights into Denmark’s experience with energy efficiency across a wide range of industrial sectors through state-of-the-art case examples.
Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. This White Paper can be used as a tool for inspiration to spot the potential or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and existing buildings globally.
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
This white paper takes you through all the elements of the success story of wind energy in Denmark. From the starting point and what we now consider small-scale wind turbines to the projects and technologies that push the bar and the ambitions for wind energy as a source of renewable energy. We hope you will be inspired.