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Significant increase in the consumption of renewable energy in 2010

Press Releases   •   Mar 22, 2011 01:00 CET

Renewable energy up by 14% in 2010. Due to the cold weather, observed Danish energy consumption increased by 3.4%

From coal, oil and gas to green energy

Press Releases   •   Feb 24, 2011 01:00 CET

The Danish Government today unveiled its “Energy Strategy 2050”, which describes how the country can achieve its independence from coal, oil and gas by 2050 and significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Electricity consumption went up in 2010

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2011 01:00 CET

The wind power percentage of electricity supply increased by 2.6 percentage points in 2010

Danish consumption of natural gas went up in 2010

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2011 01:00 CET

Production of natural gas fell by 3%

Application for new oil and gas licence in the Danish North Sea

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2011 01:00 CET

DONG E&P A/S has submitted an application to the Danish Energy Agency for a licence for exploration for and production of hydrocarbons in a neighboring block in the North Sea.

Oil discovery in Sara-1 exploration well in the Danish North Sea

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2011 01:00 CET

As operator of Licence 6/95 DONG E&P A/S has drilled the Sara-1(5604/16-1)  exploration well in the westernmost part of the Danish North Sea. The well discovered oil in sandstone of Paleocene age. Sara-1 was drilled as a deviated well and reached its total depth in chalk at 2075 metres below mean sea level. The well encountered oil in sandstones above the chalk and measurements were carried...

Observed energy consumption down by 1.4% in Q3 2010

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2010 01:00 CET

Unchanged energy consumption for the first nine months of 2010, despite colder weather

Solsort-1 exploration well makes interesting oil discovery in the Danish North Sea

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2010 01:00 CET

As operator DONG E&P A/S discovered oil in the Solsort-1 exploration well in the westernmost part of the Danish North Sea.

Update of the Danish Energy Agency’s five-year forecast of Danish oil and gas production

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2010 01:00 CET

The Danish Energy Agency has updated the five-year forecast for production of oil and natural gas, investments and costs for exploration, operation and transportation of oil and gas in the annual report (link). For 2010 production is expected to total 14.2 million m3 of oil and 7.0 billion Nm3 of natural gas. Compared to the annual report the expected oil production for 2010 is written up 6...

New statistics on firewood consumption

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2010 01:00 CET

The new study confirms consumption levels from recent years.

Energy consumption in Q2 2010 unchanged compared with Q2 2009

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2010 02:00 CEST

Actual energy consumption in Q2 2010 was unchanged compared with Q2 in 2009. Consumption of oil and coal fell by 0.3% and 6.8% respectively, while consumption of natural gas went up by 13.6%.Net imports of electricity in Q2 2010 were lower than the year before. When adjusted for fuel consumption in connection with foreign trade in electricity, energy consumption fell by 1.2% in Q2 2010.Actual...

Application for new oil and gas licence in the Danish North Sea

Press Releases   •   Sep 22, 2010 02:00 CEST

The Licence 2/05 licensee has submitted an application to the Danish Energy Agency for an oil and gas exploration licence covering an area in the Danish North Sea.

New topic on Denmarks oil and gas production 2009

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2010 02:00 CEST

The topic focuses on the North Sea oil and gas activities in 2009

Anholt Offshore Wind Farm will be the largest in Denmark

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2010 02:00 CEST

The political parties behind the energy agreement of February 2008 have accepted the offer from DONG Energy to build and operate Anholt Offshore Wind Farm.

Green Labs launched

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2010 02:00 CEST

Following a comprehensive round of consultations in the entire Danish clean-tech sector, the first applications are now being called for in the “Green Labs DK” subsidy programme. The programme gives subsidies to set up new facilities for testing and demonstration of climate technologies of international class and it is one of the flag ships of the business climate strategy. A total of DKK 210...

Actual energy consumption up by 1.0% in Q1 2010

Press Releases   •   Jun 01, 2010 02:00 CEST

Actual Danish energy consumption was 1.0% higher in Q1 2010 than in Q1 2009.

Tender for Anholt Offshore Wind Farm

Press Releases   •   Apr 07, 2010 02:00 CEST

The bidding process for the concession to build Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Kattegat closed today, 7 April 2010, at 2 pm. The Danish Energy Agency received one offer. Dong Energy sent out a press release earlier today announcing that the company submitted a binding offer on the 400 MW wind farm. The Danish Energy Agency is now examining whether the offer is in accordance with the provisions...

Large drop in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in 2009

Press Releases   •   Mar 18, 2010 01:00 CET

In 2009 Denmark’s observed energy consumption fell by 4.0 percent, whereas CO2 emissions and total greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4.1 percent and 2.7 percent, respectively. Adjusted gross energy consumption is now level with the consumption in 1980.

Consultation on the design of Green Labs DK

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2010 01:00 CET

As part of its Green Growth Strategy the Danish Government has granted 210 million DKK (approx. € 28.2 mill.) over a period of three years to support the establishment of a few strategic test laboratories – so called Green Labs – where national as well as international businesses can demonstrate and test new green technologies in full scale and under realistic circumstances. As part of an open...

Danish production of natural gas fell in 2009

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2010 01:00 CET

In 2009, Danish North Sea fields produced 8.0 bn. Nm3 natural gas. This is a decrease of 16.5% compared with 2008. The decrease was in particular due to less sales of natural gas for exports, but also lower domestic natural gas consumption in 2009.In 2009, domestic natural gas consumption fell by 3.9% to 4.2 bn. Nm3.Exports of natural gas fell by 27.4% due to a significant drop in exports to...