The President of Iceland Visits House of Green

By State of Green (Photo: Hans Søndergaard), January 24, 2017

The president of Iceland Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson visits House of Green to exchange knowledge about green solutions in the presence of H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

The green transition was high on the agenda today as representatives from two leading green countries, Iceland and Denmark, met today in House of Green at the Confederation of Danish Industry to exchange knowledge about their green practices.

The visit took place in connection with the state visit for the president of Iceland, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, among others to exchange knowledge about the green transition. H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik and Executive Director of State of Green Finn Mortensen were present to welcome the Icelandic president and his delegation of VIPs.


Finn Mortensen welcomed the president and the Icelandic delegation and shared some insights into the story behind Denmark’s green transition, as well as the role of State of Green.

-Related news: House of Green Inaugurated by H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark 

Both Iceland and Denmark have ambitious green agendas, the former having already achieved 100% of its electricity generation from renewables, based on hydro and geothermal sources, which altogether meet more than 80% of Iceland’s primary energy requirements for electricity, heat, and transportation.

Denmark, relying on a mix of different renewable energy sources primarily driven by wind and bioenergy, has achieved more than 50% renewable energy in electricity consumption and aims to become completely independent of fossil fuels by 2050, setting a mid-term goal to achieve 50% renewable energy in energy consumption by 2030.

Photo: Hans Søndergaard

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