The global energy challenge is linked to the excessive consumption of energy used every day around the world. Energy is used to heat our homes, power our systems and as a vital part of producing the goods we own. This intense energy consumption contributes to the massive CO₂ footprint we produce as a modern society, but it also increases heating, electricity and production costs, thereby affecting personal, regional and national budgets.
When looking at our future energy systems, it is equally important to address our energy consumption patterns as well as the kind of energy sources we use. As many people advocateEnergy efficiency makes it possible to decrease energy consumption, which has a positive impact on the climate, while at the same time reducing the marginal cost for heating, production and electricity.
We invite you to explore energy related solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest energy news and discover real-life case examples of how technology can help solve your energy issues.
Danish Minister: we are obligated to help countries turn growth into green growth
Yesterday, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities met the international press at State of Green in Copenhagen to discuss the green transition, climate ambitions and Denmark’s international role in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Danish-German partnership in green spotlight: German minister visiting Denmark for green solutions
Denmark has the experience and technology to help lift the big promises made at the several green summits during the autumn. The determination to live up to these promises is clearly marked by the visit to Denmark by the minister of the Environment, Climate and the Energy Sector from the German state Baden-Württemberg. The visit will showcase concrete Danish green approaches and solutions.
Climate-Friendly Data Centres
Our highly connected, digital society means the demand for data centres shows no signs of slowing. However, the rise of data centres is projected to increase overall energy consumption, presenting a conundrum: How to meet the need for data centres without a corresponding increase in energy consumption and carbon emissions? Danfoss and Hewlett-Packard may have cracked the code.
Danish corporations and organisations selected to lead sustainable development partnerships in Africa, Asia and Latin America
In a global competition to identify and incubate innovative public-private partnerships for sustainable development, Danish organisations and corporations were among six of the 24 selected finalists. The partnership projects include innovative approaches for providing water and more nutritious and affordable food to people living in refugee camps in Africa, improving energy efficiency in buildings and data centers in Asia and Latin America, as well as helping Vietnam improve its water infrastructure system.
Energy renovation of buildings
Retrofitting Buildings for cost, comfort and climate Buildings are one of society’s greatest energy consumers representing almost 40 percent of all energy used. According to the Danish Energy Agency approximately 85 per cent of the buildings we will live in by 2050 already exist today. Therefore, in order to reach the goal of a fossil-free […]
EU reaches agreement on energy optimisation – but doesn’t lock the door
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.
Sustainable Combined Heat and Power
The most valuable form of energy is electricity. Unfortunately, large scale storage is difficult and electric power must be produced when used. A base load in the electric system from wind power, hydro power or other renewable resources delivers electrical energy whereas thermal plants (nuclear or combustion based) supply electricity at a specified power and […]
Energy efficiency in a competitive industry
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.
Producing more with less
Denmark is among the world leaders in sustainable intensive food production and innovative solutions in the bioeconomy. Get an introduction to bio economy potentials and technologies, resource-efficient solutions across various industries as well as an overview of how to utilise residual products across the value chain.
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.
District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Energy renovation of kindergartens in Høje-Taastrup
The project is initiated by Høje-Taastrup municipality and is probably one of the most ambitious projects for energy efficient renovations of childcare centres in Denmark. 7 facilities are already completed. 27 child care centres will be energy renovated. The renovation project not only provide a healthier indoor climate, avoiding draught and minimising the risk of […]
Replacing old pumps reduces energy consumption
“Now that fewer new building projects are being launched, it makes perfect sense for installers to shift their focus to replacing old pumps,” says sales engineer Morten Vinther, Grundfos DK. If properly cultivated, this vast business area offers great potential, promising benefits in environmental as well as financial terms. At the Thisted branch of the […]
Cutting emissions and reducing energy and water use pays off for English limestone quarry
In 2004, FLSmidth built a turnkey production line for Buxton Lime Industries, in Derbyshire, England. Thanks to the new line, the Tunstead plant was immediately able to cut their energy consumption by 40%, their particulate emissions by 90%, sulphur oxides by 70% and nitrogen oxides by 10% – even though the new production line was […]
Saving energy pays off on the bottom line
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, recently conducted an Energy Efficiency project in one of its global factories in Ringsted, Denmark. By measuring, monitoring and analysing the power supply it became obvious where to focus the effort to save energy. In Ringsted the use of power was reduced by 8 pct – equivalent […]
Improving the efficiency of energy consumption
In the coming two years an EUDP demonstration project will follow the roll-out of smart meters to private consumers in a suburb of Aarhus and public buildings in Randers. The project will shed new light on how the visualization of heat and electricity consumption can affect behaviour at end-user level. Denmark is moving towards a […]