Poland and Denmark to cooperate closer on renewable energy

Date: 14 December 2018

At the COP24 conference earlier this week in Katowice, Poland, the energy ministers from Poland and Denmark signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim to further increase the cross-border cooperation on energy and the green transition.

 

Witnessed by Polish and Danish civil servants, business representatives and journalists, the Polish Minister of Energy, Krzysztof Tchórzewski, and the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt, signed the MoU. The document will support Poland in reaching its goal of a 32 per cent share of renewable energy by 2040 – with 10 GW coming from offshore wind power.

At the conference, three Danish speakers gave short presentations focusing on the positive and promising Polish-Danish energy cooperation: Anders Hoffmann, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate; Lars Aagaard, Danish Energy Association; and Troels Ranis, the Confederation of Danish Industry.

One of the main challenges of moving towards a carbon-free future lies within the energy system. The European Union has set ambitious objectives for an energy system, which integrates renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as enabling a well-functioning energy market. Combined, these elements can support a robust and flexible energy system, which is vital towards a clean energy system. The targets have been set, and the next important step is for all member states to implement the ambitions locally. Here, real-life, cost competitive and scalable solutions are vital to share.

Source: State of Green