Siemens wins Danish charging points order for electric buses

It will provide up to 40 high power charging (HPC) stations across 45 municipalities

EU investigates German grid operator TenneT’s cross-border capacity limit

The European Commission and TenneT are engaged in “constructive discussions on commitments” to address concerns on transmission capacity limitation

Greener public transport for Copenhagen

The new light rail system will replace bus service and strengthen green transportation in Copenhagen

Denmark ‘on track to be fossil fuel free by 2050’

Denmark is on track to meet its ambitious goal of becoming a low carbon economy, independent of fossil fuels, by 2050. That’s according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests the nation is also powering towards its 2030 target to generate at least half of the country’s total energy consumption through renewables. The IEA […]

Wood-fired biomass investment raises green questions

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have questioned a Danish pension fund’s green credentials after it invested in a biomass power station in the UK. The various groups, which include Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance and NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, suggest Pensionskassernes Administration’s (PKA) acquisition of 50% of the shares in the new MGT Teesside power […]

Denmark ‘to assist China on offshore wind farm’

China has reportedly called on Denmark to help it build an offshore wind farm. Reports suggest Denmark’s Energy Minister, Lars Christian Lilleholt, met the head of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), Nur Bekri, to discuss the plans earlier this week. Mr Lilleholt said he was convinced the proposed project would be built but admitted details […]

Denmark launches online open energy data hub

A new online portal which gives open access to Denmark’s energy data has been launched. The Energy Data Service will share near real-time aggregated energy consumption data for all Danish municipalities as well as CO2 emissions, energy production and the electricity market. The Danish Government and state-owned gas and electricity operator Energinet hope the new […]

Danish EV sales fall 60.5% after tax breaks near end

Electric vehicle (EV) sales in Denmark have fallen by 60.5% year-on-year, following a government promise to eliminate related tax breaks. The dramatic shift from the first quarter of last year compared to the first quarter of 2017 contrasts with other EU member states, where EV registrations and sales have continued to rise. Denmark was previously one […]

EU approves Danish support for offshore wind farm

The European Commission has given Denmark the green light to provide state aid for an offshore wind farm. It states the 600MW Kriegers Flak offshore project will help the country cut CO2 emissions in line with EU energy and climate goals, without distorting competition. In February, Denmark notified the Commission a state support measure consisting […]

Siemens installs low wind turbine for testing

Siemens has installed a prototype of its low wind turbine model at the Drantum test site in Denmark. The IEC Class IIIA turbine is the company’s first model to be equipped with rotor blades based on hybrid-carbon technology. Siemens claims the turbine of up to 165 metres and 69-metre rotor blades, manufactured LM Wind Power, […]