News and press releases
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9. November 2016
The Danish government published the lowest bid in the Kriegers Flak tendering procedure today. The lowest bid came from Vattenfall Vindkraft A/S, who will establish 600 MW in the Baltic Sea at a tender price of 37.2 øre/kWh. This is an extremely low tender price - the world’s lowest ever for offshore wind turbines. The final decision on the tendering procedure will be clarified once Treaty-compatible financing has been found under the current Public Service Obligation (PSO) negotiations.
The Energy Commission must come up with the next intelligent steps forward in Denmark's green transition
31. March 2016
Energy, Utilities and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt today unveils the government's Energy Commission which will analyze the new developments in the energy sector and make recommendations for Danish energy policy from 2020 to 2030.
1. December 2015
The Danish Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt, and the Ambassador of France to Denmark, Francois Zimeray, will today be joined by the CEO of the VELUX Group Jørgen Tang-Jensen and the Deputy Director General of the Confederation of Danish Industry, Tine Roed, when they brief the ambassadors in Copenhagen about expectations for COP21 and beyond.
30. April 2015
According to new 2014 export figures for energy technology released by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building, DI Energy and the Danish Energy Association, Danish businesses producing energy technology last year exported more than ever before. Exports totalled DKK 74.4 billion. This is an increase of 10.7% compared to 2013. In comparison, overall exports rose by 0.6%.
27. February 2015
With a price of 10.31 Eurocent per. kWh., the new offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, will provide power much cheaper than other recently established offshore wind farms in Denmark and abroad.
12. January 2015
Climate change represents a serious threat to our welfare society, the business community and individual citizens. However, with the Climate Change Act – passed by the Danish Parliament today – Denmark is taking its share of responsibility for limiting climate change, according to Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen.
12. January 2015
Coal consumption will be more than halved up to 2020, while renewable energy will constitute an increasingly large share of the Danish energy consumption. At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions are dropping dramatically and Denmark’s EU target in 2020 is being met with a good margin.
8. December 2014
Requirements for windows and other building materials, better advice to homeowners and an improved energy labelling scheme will help to reduce energy consumption in our buildings. Climate, Energy and Building Minister Rasmus Petersen today presents 21 concrete initiatives which are expected to reduce energy consumption for heating in existing buildings by 35 per cent.
12. November 2014
With the unveiling of Budget 2015, the Government, Red-Green Alliance and the Socialist People's Party have brought Denmark closer to the goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by the year 2020.
12. November 2014
The climate is changing. In an era of frequent torrential rain episodes and hurricanes, Danes need secure and reliable weather forecasts. This is why DMI now invests in a new High Performance Computing facility, which has about ten times as much processing power as the one today. The new “supercomputer” is going to be installed in Iceland, where it will run on cheap, green energy.
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