The following five news articles were the most read at StateofGreen.com during the month of November, 2018. This is your chance to catch up on news items you may have missed that were popular with our readers. The news stories are organised in descending order, with the most read story appearing first.
The world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries set sail
New name, new style: The previously named HH Ferries Group, which operates the busy ferry route between the Danish and Swedish coastal towns of Helsingør and Helsingborg has not only changed its name to ForSea Ferries to reflect its environmental strategy, but has also officially launched its two long-awaited, solely battery-powered passenger ferries, which are the largest of their kind. Read more here.
Renewable energy sources are replacing coal in the Danish energy mix
Denmark’s consumption of coal fell by 25 percent in 2017. At the same time, the consumption of renewable energy increased by just over 11 percent. Overall, this led to a large drop in energy-related CO2 emissions. These are some of the conclusions found in the Danish Energy Agency’s annual energy statistics. Read more here.
Reducing C02 emissions in Europe by utilising the Danish district heating system
A new report suggests that CO2 emissions in Europe can be reduced significantly if renewable energy, district heating and re-insulation of the existing building stock is combined. Read more here.
World Energy Outlook 2018: Energy demand set to grow by more than 25% before 2040
The International Energy Agency released its annual World Energy Outlook today. The report investiagtes global energy trends and what possible impact they will have on supply and demand, carbon emissions, air pollution, and energy access. Read more here.
IEA: Denmark best in class when it comes to stable, green electricity
Denmark is among the leading countries when it comes to integrating energy from power plants and renewable energy from e.g. wind in the energy system. In its latest report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights Denmark’s energy system as an inspiration for future sustainable and flexible energy systems. Read more here.