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Danes used more energy and renewables in 2016

Danes used more energy and renewables in 2016

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 12:43 CET

Lower electricity imports and less windy conditions for wind turbines resulted in increased energy consumption and increased observed CO2 emissions in 2016. As power plants in particular also used more biomass, consumption of renewable energy increased, raising the share of renewable energy to 31.3%.

Renewables now cover 56% of electricity consumption

Renewables now cover 56% of electricity consumption

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2016 07:00 CET

Higher electricity imports and much higher wind power generation led to a large drop in consumption of coal and other fossil fuels at power plants in 2015. This in turn meant that observed CO2 emissions fell by 6.6% in 2015, and that renewable energy now covers 56% of electricity consumption. These are headlines from Energy Statistics 2015, which were published by the Danish Energy Agency today.