Securing access to clean energy across the globe requires rethinking the way we produce and consume energy. In addition, it poses new challenges to the way we integrate fluctuating energy into the energy system and the way we balance demand with supply.
New methods and technologies for developing sustainable energy solutions are required, if we are to accelerate the global green transition. Phasing out fossil fuels on a global scale is an ongoing process, which requires investments and focus on energy test and demonstration. Although we have already witnessed dramatic leaps in the development of green technology over the past decades, we need to invest in test and demonstration projects on a continuous basis to promote the upscaling of green technologies and accelerate innovative, energy solutions.
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
Danish pension funds put their money where their mouth is: Ready to finance energy island
By 2030, the world will have its first two energy islands designed to produce 4 GW power – initially. One of them will be an artificial island in the North Sea named VindØ (“Wind Island”), which will be able to produce 10 GW power long-term. The finance for the island VindØ will come from the […]
Innovative energy storage: 600-degree hot stones are used to store green electric power
A test model of a new type of energy storage has been inaugurated at DTU Risoe, Denmark. The innovative technology has a large potential for storing wind and solar energy. NIRAS consulted on the model’s design.
EnergyLab Nordhavn – New Urban Energy Infrastructures The project utilizes Copenhagen’s Nordhavn as a full-scale smart city energy lab and demonstrates how electricity and heating, energy-efficient buildings and electric transport can be integrated into an intelligent, flexible and optimized energy system. The project participants are: DTU, City of Copenhagen, CPH City & Port Development, HOFOR, Radius, […]
An effective green transition through flexible consumption
One of the keys to an effective green transition is flexible consumption. But it requires data and brand new business models. A joint Danish-Estonian pilot project will test new technology that allows consumers to simply and securely give electricity market players access to their consumption data.
ECOGRID 2.0: Flexible electricity consumption in private households
In a future where energy comes from renewable energy sources, we need to be able to control the electricity consumption, taking into account the fluctuating electricity production. Here, it is an advantage that consumers can actively turn down their electricity consumption or move it to periods when more electricity is produced. Remote controlling of heat […]
New Danish project can change how we produce and consume green energy
In the Danish region of Lolland, consumers and producers of electricity will soon be paid for turning the power up or down. The new experiment will solve the problem that local electricity grids have with the amount of renewable energy and can be a game changer for the rest of Europe, too.
From sustainable biomass to competitive bioenergy
Today, approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption in Denmark is bioenergy-based, mostly in the form of straw, wood and renewable wastes. This White Paper gives an overview of Denmark’s solutions, cases and experiences in transforming sustainable biomass resources into competitive bioenergy solutions.
Increased focus on wave energy in Thisted Municipality
Yet another test center for renewable energy has set a milestone in Denmark’s leading climate municipality. DanWEC in Thisted Municipality offers wave data to developers of wave energy converters. DanWEC (Danish Wave Energy Center) in Thisted Municipality is now one step closer to the vision of creating a complete development- and knowledge environment where the development […]
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.
Wind energy – driving the global market
As the first country in the world, Denmark has decided to lead the transition and become entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050. One element in reaching this target is to expand the share of renewable energy harnessed from wind, and this encompasses driving the development of an intelligent energy system capable of managing the intermittency of renewable energy.
Integrated planning of energy systems
Research into energy systems investigates the potential for integrating various technologies. This may be the use of electricity for district heating production by means of electric boilers or heat pumps, or biofuel production for the transport sector with electricity and heat generation. Equally important is the integration of energy storage and generation from renewable energy […]
Using Research to Accelerate Wide-Spread Utilisation of Biofuels and Biomass
In the research programme ForskEL’s projects on biomass – as for example straw and waste from households and industry – research is undertaken into combustion and gasification of biomass and waste and the handling of biomass resources. A new focus area is the integrated planning of electricity and heat generation with biofuel production for the […]