Energy and climate agreements


Denmark has a long tradition of enacting agreements with broad political support from sitting parties in Parliament on energy and climate issues. You can read more about two of the major energy and climate agreements below.

Climate Agreement for Energy and Industry 2020

In 2020, Denmark reached an agreement for the energy and industry sectors which, combined with the Climate Agreement for Waste Management, will reduce the emissions with 3.4 million tons CO2e in 2030. Among other things, the agreement laid the basis for the establishment of the very first wind energy islands in the world.

The agreement includes the following initiatives:

  • Establishment of the world’s first energy islands.
  • Transition to a market-driven development of sun energy and onshore turbines.
  • Research in the future’s green technologies – Power-to-X and Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Green transition of the industry sector
  • Support biogas and other green gasses
  • Energy efficiency initiatives
  • Green heating taxation
  • Usage of surplus heat
  • Phasing out oil- and gasboilers for heating
  • Green district heating
  • Sustainability criteria for biomass used for energy
  • Green transportation fund
  • Transportation
  • Development of a new measure of climate impact in the agricultural sector on microlevel

The Energy Agreement 2018

In June 2018, the Danish government entered an energy agreement with the unanimous support of all parties in the Danish parliament.

The parties have allocated funding that sets a course towards a . A goal, which was made even more ambitious with a political commitment in 2020 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030.

The agreement includes the following initiatives:

  • World class offshore wind
  • Renewable energy on market conditions
  • Reduction of taxes on electricity and restructuring of surplus heat utilisation
  • Targeted energy savings
  • Modernisation of the heating sector and mitigating the impacts of eliminating the “base subsidy”
  • Strengthened energy and climate research
  • Denmark leading the way in exports of green energy solutions
  • A smart and flexible energy system
  • Funding for green transport
  • Reserve for additional investments in RE from 2025 onwards

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