Theme

With "Themes" the Danish Energy Association wish to express its views on the debate in the energy sector.

Investments in CHP, energy efficiency and renewable energy is on hold after a vote in the plenary session in Strasbourg earlier today, where the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s highly debated proposal for “backloading”. Thus the European support for modernizing the energy sector has experienced a reversal. Now we have to focus on finding solutions, so that we do not end up with 27 national policies, says Ulrich Bang, director of European Affairs in the Danish Energy Association.

It is not enough to re-evaluate the Primary Energy Factor (PEF) calculations in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which are neither harmonized, transparent or adjusted to higher shares of large-scale renewable electricity. The PEF should simply be removed completely and competition in smart grid technologies should drive the development.

Online magazine European Energy Review makes a close up on Danish government's goal of 40 percent CO2 reduction by 2020. Danish Energy Association's CEO Lars Aagaard has been interviewed in the article.

Denmark is facing low economic growth for a long time in the future. In order to arrest this trend and maintain the current standard of welfare, it is necessary to concentrate on areas with the greatest growth potential. The climate and energy area is definitely a high-growth area.

The Danish Energy Association has published its vision for a climate-neutral Denmark.