The Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy was established on 23rd November 2007. The ministry was created as a part of the Danish government's increased efforts to promote a greener and more sustainable society. These efforts include a governmental goal that Denmark one day becomes independent of fossil fuels.
On its way to achieving this goal, the government has identified a number of milestones that it aims to achieve by 2025. These include: doubling renewable energy's share of overall energy consumption, increasing efficiency and a doubling of public funding of renewable energy technology.
The Ministry of Climate and Energy was created as a way to facilitate the achievement of these goals, while at the same time ensuring that Denmark contributes to global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.