EU announces new member state energy cooperation regulations

The European Parliament has announced a new rule facilitating cross-border cooperation between EU states in the event of an urgent gas shortage.

Sufficient gas supply for households, district heating and essential social services such as hospitals would take priority in the event of such an occurrence. A member state can […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Political|

Historic visit: China’s energy minister visits Denmark

The visit marks the first time a Chinese Energy Minister has visited the country. Minister Nur Bekri will take a closer look at the Danish energy system and hear more about Denmark’s transition

The visit is the culmination of close collaboration between Denmark and China, which is the world’s […]

By |September 5th, 2017|Political|

Positive forecast for CHP in post-election Germany

Germany will stage its general election on the 24th September and there is debate about the potential impact on the country’s energy policy, once the victors are known.

Argus reports that the next government, tipped to remain headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the CDU, will most likely extend support […]

By |September 1st, 2017|CHP, Markets, Political|

Heating targeted for EU emissions reduction

The European Commission is to review all permits to district heating plants and power stations as part of a plan to further tackle pollution.

Power stations and district heating plants are said to be responsible for around one-third of air pollutants from industry, with large combustion plants, with a total […]

By |August 3rd, 2017|Political|

Building performance specialist points to EU heating and cooling law failure

The head of research at a top European think tank dedicated to buildings performance believes the European Commission has failed badly in developing a legislative framework to boost the decarbonisation of heating and cooling systems.
Speaking to Euractiv, Maarten De Groote, the head of research at the Buildings Performance Institute […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Political|

New issue of Hot Cool

In Hot Cool 2 2017 we focus on the new “Winter Package”. The theme is covered through articles by Morten Helveg (the European Parliament), Kim Mortensen (the Danish District Heating Association), Birger Lauersen (Euroheat & Power), and Susana Paardekooper, Brian Vad Mathiesen and Lars Grundahl (Aalborg University). Included are also articles by Peter Jorsal […]

Denmark in Chinese agreement with focus on district heating and offshore wind

And Danfoss in heat pump cooperation with the Chinese heat pump industry.

Yesterday, Lars Chr. Lilleholt met with the Chinese Energy Minister Nur Bekri in response to the Minister’s participation in the international energy summit Clean Energy Ministerial and Mission Innovation.

As part of the meeting, the Danish and Chinese Ministers […]

DKK 84 billion in Danish export of energy technology in 2016

A new report by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate presents Danish export of energy technology and services in 2016. According to the report, Danish companies exported energy technology and service for approx. DKK 83.8 billion – a figure covering both green and other energy technology.
Danish companies […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Political|

EU supporting synergies between transport and energy sectors

On Monday, EU Member States approved the Commission’s proposal to invest €22.1 million in seven actions that will help develop sustainable and efficient transport and energy infrastructure. They will receive funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), one of the key funding instruments of the EU’s Energy Union strategy […]

By |April 26th, 2017|Political|

Danish minister on export drive in Germany

On the 21st of March, the Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt participated in an event for export drive in Berlin to support and expand the Danish-German energy cooperation. The focus was on district heating and energy efficiency.
In general, Germany is Denmark’s largest export market – […]

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