|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Loans, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology deployment and diffusion, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development|
|Policy Target:||Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Bioenergy>Biomass for heat|
|Policy Sector:||Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Ministry of Environment|
|Funding:||DKK 13.5 billion till 2015|
The Green Growth Agreement is an agreement between political parties establishing a long-term strategy for environmental policy in the agricultural industry. The objective of the strategy is to combine protection of the environment and nature with a modern and competitive agricultural production.
Among the instruments are:
The Green Growth strategy aims to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture by 800 000 tonnes annually. Approximately half of these reductions are expected to come from a market-based restructuring of nitrogen regulation.
The Green Growth plan includes a green agriculture and food industry strategy. Included is the goal that 50% of livestock manure be used for green energy in 2020. Measures to facilitate the use of livestock manure include tax equalization between vegetable biomass and livestock manure, and modification of the Waste Incineration Directive.
In addition, several initiatives targeting biogas productions are envisaged as part of the Green Growth strategy for agriculture
Other measures will involve simplifying municipal planning for biogas plants, information dissemination, and revising necessary regulations to ensure parity for biogas sales and suppliers with cogeneration and natural gas.
The Green Growth strategy will also stimulate the cultivation of perennial crops for energy production through tax deductions, change of regulations to allow cultivation within watercourse buffer zones, and grants.
Last modified: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:30:45 CEST