In June 2018, the Danish government signed an energy agreement with the unanimous support of all parties in the Danish parliament.
The Energy Agreement
The parties have allocated funding that sets a course towards a share of renewable energy of approximately 55% by 2030. The agreement will also give Denmark a share of renewable energy in electricity above 100% of consumption, while ensuring that at least 90% of district heating consumption is based on energy sources other than coal, oil or gas by 2030.
Read the Energy Agreement
Fact sheets on key initiatives
The Government's Energy Proposal
- Establishes a roadmap for achieving the government’s goal of at least 50% renewable energy in 2030.
- Concrete initiatives amounting to approximately DKK 15 billion, which include expanding of renewable energy for a total of DKK 4.2 billion.
- Immediate easing of taxes on electricity and taxes on electricity for heating purposes for more than DKK 3.5 billion in 2025.
- An additional DKK 500 million annually to a renewable energy reserve from 2025.
- Charts a new course towards a market based energy system, laying the groundwork for a future where sustainable energy can be established without subsidies.
- Promotes a better climate and helps to meet Denmark’s climate obligations in non-ETS sectors with a 1.1-1.5 million tonne reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.
- Accelerates the phase-out of coal through a modernisation of the heating sector.
The Energy Proposal: "Energy for a green Denmark"
"Denmark: energy and climate pioneer" - Status of the green transition