Denmark advising US state on offshore wind

Denmark is putting its wind experts at the disposal of the US state of Maryland, its climate department announced on Friday. Danish experts will help advise Maryland officials on a 200 MW offshore wind farm about 20km off the tourist destination Ocean City. The East Coast state is home to Washington D.C. and of course the […]

All Danish homes to have smart meters by 2020

All homes in Denmark must have a smart electricity meter which records energy use every hour by 2020, under new plans put forward by the nation’s Climate, Energy and Building Minister last week. Martin Lidegaard announced an executive order which – if approved – will require energy companies to install smart meters in every home. […]

Cleantech’s “bottom up” approach is working, says Danish minister

A “bottoms-up” approach when it comes to cleantech is helping the fight against climate change, the Danish energy minister said today. His comments come as he joins around twenty energy ministers from around the world at the Clean Energy Ministerial in London to discuss the progress of developing new renewable and low carbon technology. Martin Lidegaard […]

Danish pledge to generate 50% electricity from wind

Denmark aims to generate half of its electricity from wind power by 2050. Last week the Danish Parliament voted in an agreement by a massive majority to deliver a renewable future (171 seats out of 179 in the parliament). The Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Martin Lidegaard welcomed last Friday’s decision as a “great […]