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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%.

Signing of the Sino-Danish Pilot Project Agreement aims to improve District Heating and Energy Efficiency in China

Signing of the Sino-Danish Pilot Project Agreement aims to improve District Heating and Energy Efficiency in China

Press Releases   •   Oct 18, 2017 14:13 CEST

As of today the “Sino-Danish Pilot Project on District Heating (DH) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Improvements in China” has been signed by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the National Energy Conservation Center (NECC), the Development and Reform Commission of Shaanxi Province (SXDRC) and the People´s Government of Tongchuan City of Shaanxi Province (SXTC), in Xi’an- Shaanxi Province.

New Scenario tool analyses the benefits and cost of green transition

New Scenario tool analyses the benefits and cost of green transition

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2017 08:01 CEST

The Danish Energy Agency launches the Balmorel Lite tool for assessment of the value of renewable energy in different electricity systems. Based on existing power plants, various scenarios can be simulated to represent potential system effects of various investments in renewable energy sources like wind and solar. It is a simple tool that can analyse the transformation of the power systems.

Energy consumption increased in 2016 due to less wind

Energy consumption increased in 2016 due to less wind

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2017 11:19 CEST

Colder weather in 2016, combined with lower wind power production and lower net imports of electricity meant that Denmark’s energy consumption and carbon emissions rose last year. This is confirmed by the Danish Energy Agency’s preliminary energy statistics for 2016.

Contracts in the first Solar PV tender in Denmark signed

Contracts in the first Solar PV tender in Denmark signed

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2017 10:14 CET

The contracts were concluded on the 27th of december at the Danish Energy Agency as a result of the first Danish tender of aid for electricity generated at solar PV installations.

Historically low prices offered in Danish tender of aid for solar PV

Historically low prices offered in Danish tender of aid for solar PV

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2016 07:01 CET

The winning tenders in the pilot tender of aid for solar PV conducted by the Danish Energy Agency were for a premium of only 12.89 Danish øre per kWh. This result testifies that electricity from solar PV in Denmark can now compete with the cheapest sources of renewable energy.

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.

Call for tenders on aid for solar PV

Call for tenders on aid for solar PV

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 16:00 CET

The Danish Energy Agency calls for tenders from businesses and private individuals regarding aid for 20 MW solar PV. A part of the tender is cross-border as 2.4 MW will be open to solar PV projects located in Germany. At the same time Germany conducts a tender on support for 50 MW solar PV, which is also open to installations in Denmark.

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China: Long term scenarios for renewable energy in China

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2015 01:00 CET

The first step in China National Renewable Energy Centre’s “Boosting Renewable Energy” programme was taken from 9-13 February in Beijing, as the Centre prepares to give input on renewable energy to the 13th Chinese Five-Year Plan.

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China: Low carbon development in Jiangsu Province

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2015 01:00 CET

A delegation from Jiangsu Province accompanied by GIZ visited the Danish Energy Agency on 12 February 2015 to exchange knowledge and experiences on low carbon development.