Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Cooling, Multiple RE Sources>Heating, Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry for Climate and Energy; The Danish Energy Agency;

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

Denmark renewable energy 2020 targets:

  • Overall target: 30% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and Cooling: 40% of demand met by renewable energy sources;
  • Electricity: 52% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 10% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources;

Measures to support sustainable development of renewable energies:

  • Governmental investment in research, development and demonstration projects;
  • Efforts for increase of energy efficiency in buildings;
  • Energy savings efforts on national and local levels;
  • Price subsidies for energy generation from RES;
  • Financial support for mini and micro installations;
  • Biofuel blending obligations;
  • Tax reliefs;

The ultimate goal of Denmark is to become independent of fossil fuels. Shortly after creation of NREAP Denmark drafted and adopted “Energy Strategy 2050” which outlines plan how Denmark will achieve its energy independence. 

Related policies:Energy Strategy 2050 , Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources

Last modified: Fri, 05 Jul 2013 14:51:59 CEST