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Factsheet for measure DK-2022-14/3013 – measures in Denmark
|Country||Denmark , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 April 2022|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Access to finance
|Author||Louise Fabricius (Oxford Research)|
|Measure added||20 January 2023 (updated 11 July 2023)|
The Danish government aims to invest in green energy to contribute to the climate agreement on green electricity and heat as an extension of the policy paper ‘Danmark kan mere ll’ (April 2022).
Based on this, ten parties represented in the Danish parliament, including the government, signed an agreement to promote the development of green electricity. The purpose of the agreement is to increase the production of solar and wind energy in Denmark through a wide range of measures.
The agreement on green energy and heat will enable a fourfold increase in the production of solar and wind energy on land by 2030 and a fivefold increase in offshore wind power. Furthermore, the ambition is that all gas in Denmark by 2030 will be green, and the abolition of gas stoves in households by 2035.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Denmark has increased their ambition to become independent from Russian gas and accelerate the green transition in doing so. Among other things, Denmark aims to quadruple the production of solar and wind energy on land by 2030 and make all gas green in Denmark.
DKK 2.3 billion (€309 million) has been allocated for the replacement of oil and natural gas boilers with green heat. The heat package reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 0.7 tonnes of CO2 by 2030. As part of the green energy agreement, the government has furthermore agreed on a green tax reform that makes it more attractive to choose green solutions that reduce negative impacts on the environment.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||Unknown|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
There has been no social partners' involved in this measure.
No views on this measure.
Eurofound (2023), Green Energy Agreement to promote the development of electricity, measure DK-2022-14/3013 (measures in Denmark), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/DK-2022-14_3013.html
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