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. Energy 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.
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Green tax part of new climate action plan agreed upon by large majority of Danish parliament
The Danish parliament agreed upon a revised climate action plan that will increase CO2 reductions by 1.4 million tonnes. Nine out of ten Danish political parties supported the action plan, which will include a green tax reform
New report presents concepts to nudge homeowners toward climate-friendly choices
New nudging concepts from the Danish Energy Agency will get more Danes to invest in energy renovations of their homes. The effort is targeted at promoting the economic as well as the climate advantages.
Investments in energy efficiency could almost halve the cost of reducing CO2 emissions
The Danish government set an ambitious goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. A new report outlines how this goal can be achieved with huge savings by investing in energy efficiency.
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 […]
Energy demand reduced by 94% in old residential complex
In the German, Niehl suburb of Cologne, the old Ford residential complex has been completely renovated. While living standards have increased, demand for heating has declined by 94%. A heating concept from Danfoss has played an important part in the renovation.
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.
Copenhagen implements energy efficient lighting in the city’s publicly owned buildings
Publicly owned buildings in the City of Copenhagen will switch to energy efficient LED lighting this year. Not only will this move save approximately EUR 455,000 annually, but will also assist the city in meeting its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
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.
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.
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 […]
Danish public-private partnership develops climate-friendly solutions for the global construction industry
ROCKWOOL, FLSmidth and DTU Chemical Engineering exchange knowledge about red-hot processes with less CO2 impact for the manufacture of insulation material and cement. For FLSmidth, the project is part of its new MissionZero strategy that will enable its customers in cement and mining to move towards zero emissions in 2030.
Energy Policy Toolkit for Energy Efficiency in Appliances, Lighting and Equipment
This toolkit is designed for practitioners, governmental experts and other energy experts, and policymakers who are interested in developing and improving appliance energy efficiency policies. Acknowledging that governments operate under constrained resources, the toolkit provides examples of policies that have been implemented successfully with minimal costs, and illustrates different choices policymakers may consider. Finally, it […]