Long-term planning for a greener future

The Danish Energy Agency's state-to-state cooperations on long-term energy planning.

Over the last 40 years, the DEA has helped Denmark go from being 99% dependent on imported, largely fossil-based energy to having the highest export share of energy technology in the EU. In 2014, the Danish Energy Agency put forward a scenario-based vision to become independent of fossil fuels by 2050 – this was the first of its kind in the world.

The Danish approach to energy planning has shown that through persistent, active and cost-effective policy with ambitious renewable energy goals, it’s possible to sustain significant economic growth, a high standard of living and a secure energy supply. The DEA’s global assistance is primarily anchored in government-to-government cooperation and, in the light of the Paris agreement at COP21 in December 2015, mainly focus on supporting the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) that the different governments committed to in Paris. Read more by clicking here.

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Ture Falbe Hansen

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