Monday, April 9th, 2012
This is definitely music to our ears. Denmark has announced it wants to be 100 per cent powered with alternative energy by 2050.
According to a BBC report, the idea is supported by Lykke Friis, from the Danish Liberal Party, which is a business oriented, right-of-center party. This means that clean energy is no longer seen, at least in (more…)
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
The Danish government has approved a series of goals to significantly reduce its carbon emissions and increase its use of green energy by 2020, an “ambitious green transition” officials say will affect all levels of society.
The agreement, which was approved by parliament (more…)
Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
According to a new global index, Denmark offers the best conditions for green technology innovation and entrepreneurship, with a strong record of support for technology startups that have achieved widespread market adoption, particularly in the area of wind energy. (more…)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
If all Europeans bicycled as much as the people of Denmark, the European Union could achieve up to one-quarter of its target for carbon emissions reductions in the transportation sector by 2050, a new report says.
According to the European Cyclists’ Federation, the average Dane cycles about 2.6 kilometers a day. If (more…)
Friday, October 7th, 2011
Two weeks ago, the citizens of Denmark elected Helle Thorning-Schmidt as the country’s first female prime minister. And in the period since, negotiators from the three parties working to form a new coalition government have hinted at the kinds of policy decisions the left-center coalition will be (more…)
Friday, May 6th, 2011
For the past 40 years, Denmark has been synonymous with world-class green high-tech solutions. It began with wind technology as a solution to the 1970s oil crisis, but since then the Danish cleantech sector has evolved and now offers technologies within all types of sustainable energy, climate-friendly (more…)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Biofuels have been dismissed by environmentalists as an unsustainable alternative to fossil fuels. But some hope that second-generation biofuels could offer a better solution to the dirty oil crisis.
Second generation biofuel, or cellulosic biofuel, is made of non-food feedstocks such as straw and (more…)
Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
The European Union will exceed its target of meeting 20 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, according to a new report. Twenty-five of the 27 EU nations will meet or exceed their national targets, according to the analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
About 14 percent of the total energy (more…)
Wednesday, December 29th, 2010
Denmark, like, Germany, her neighbor to the south, is a country that takes renewable energy seriously. The wind energy industry alone in Denmark is booming with companies like Vestas and Siemens Wind Power both having production facilities and bases of operation on Danish soil. Denmark’s own wind based energy also grows exponentially each year leaving (more…)
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Just over a week ago, Denmark became the first European country to make available to drivers second generation biofuel, fuel made of agricultural residues that do not compete with food crops. The fuel, called Bio95, is now on offer at 100 filling stations across the country on a 95% (more…)