Danes earmark £38m for cutting emissions

Denmark has allocated 360 million krone (£38.4m) to slash greenhouse gas emissions in its 2015 Budget. Today Denmark published its spending plans for the next year, with plans to form a new secretariat […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Denmark has allocated 360 million krone (£38.4m) to slash greenhouse gas emissions in its 2015 Budget.

Today Denmark published its spending plans for the next year, with plans to form a new secretariat in the country’s Energy Agency, tasked with helping companies put in place cost-effective energy savings.

This scheme has been granted 40.0 million krone (£4.3m) over the next three years to promote the efficiency work.

Denmark also intends to spend  185.2 million krone (£20m) from 2014 to 2017 on putting “BioCovers” on closed landfills. This is means to lower emissions of methane emissions from rubbish dumps.

Meanwhile to stop nitrogen leaching from arable land and reduce emissions, Danish farmers will be offered grants to stop using parts of their property.