More than 50% of the EU's energy comes from countries outside the Union – and the percentage is growing. Much of that energy comes from Russia, whose disputes with transit countries have repeatedly disrupted supplies in recent years.
The energy sectors in Denmark and in Europe in general have experienced and will experience rapid changes in the near future.
In the recent years globalisation has influenced the sector to a large extent in the form of mergers, acquisitions and internationalisation of former state-owned monopolies. The European Energy Policy has been a driving force in this development and will be the primary impetus of the future transformation of the European energy system, which is needed to cope with the massive challenges facing the sector in the near and distant future in the areas of competitiveness, security of supply and climate change.
The Danish Energy Association strives to ensure that the future energy policy in Europe is based on three main objectives:
- The European energy policy should be contributing to create economic growth and wealth in the EU countries. An efficient internal energy market in the EU is the bedrock that ensures cost effectiveness and development of new technologies which can promote Euro-pean export.
- The European energy policy should provide a high level of security of supply. It is crucial to reduce EU’s dependence on fossil fuels – particularly oil and natural gas. The energy policy should also support new technologies that may replace the existing carbon intensive en-ergy sources.
- EU should continue its ambitious climate policy and lead the way globally for the necessary reductions of green house gas emission.
Visit the Danish Energy Association in Brussels
The Danish Energy Association offers presentations on Denmark's role in the current and future internal energy market in Europe and the visions for the necessary long term European energy policy.
Interested organizations, companies, associations, universities, colleges etc., have the opportunity to visit the Danish Energy Association in Brussels, as part of a study trip to Brussels. Danish Energy has the facilities to welcome up to 30 persons.
Please do not hesitate to contact European Affairs Advisor, Kim Møller Mikkelsen on email@example.com or +32- (0) 491 25 30 23 for further information about the possibilities for your group.