The Danish Society for Nature Conservation also believes that more needs to be done to promote solar energy. Under the plan, solar energy is treated as an experimental technology with subsidies for research and development, but there is no targeted support for companies and individuals for solar panel installations. The main elements of the agreement are the commitment to build three major new offshore wind farms, new funds for wind and onshore solar energy, targeted efforts to achieve energy savings and a targeted strengthening of energy and climate research. The energy deal will bring Denmark to 55% renewable energy by 2030. This means that all electricity and heat needs are produced from renewable energies. Most of these initiatives will be implemented from 2020 to 2024. From 2025, considerable additional resources will be allocated to a reserve for the continued use of renewable energy. Given the uncertainty surrounding the evolution of technologies and prices until 2030, Denmark will regularly assess its efforts to ensure that the 2030 renewable energy target is met at the lowest cost. The new energy agreement sets a clear direction for Denmark to be transformed into a net-zero emissions society by 2050 at the latest, meaning there will be a balance between the amount of greenhouse gases emitted and greenhouse gases removed from the atmosphere. The first step will be to supply up to 55% of Denmark`s energy consumption with renewable energy by 2030.
To do this, while keeping electricity bills low, Denmark will introduce increased competition in the renewable energy sector and build large offshore wind farms to implement a plan for offshore wind without public subsidies. Denmark will revise energy taxes to enable a green transition of the energy sector at a lower cost. With Denmark`s new energy deal, Denmark has moved closer to the government`s goal of transforming Denmark into a low-carbon society. This energy agreement will launch a tender for three new offshore wind farms by 2030. The first wind farm will consist of 800 MW and will be the largest of its kind in Denmark once completed. It will be built between 2024 and 2027. Efforts to achieve energy savings will largely focus on better value for money and criticism of the existing system. Energy and climate research is receiving an injection of funds with the aim of allocating DKK 1 billion in 2014. At the same time, there will be a clear relaxation and restructuring of energy taxes, as well as a reorganization of excess heat. The energy agreement, adopted on 22nd March 2012 by the Danish centre-left government and four opposition parties, is described by Climate and Construction Minister Martin Lidegaard as “the greenest and most sustainable energy colony ever in Denmark” and aims to halve the consumption of coal and fossil gas by 2020. However, oil consumption is expected to remain at about the same level, as traffic is only marginally processed in the transaction (Figure 1). Increasing the share of biomass in the energy mix is another cornerstone of the agreement.
This will be done mainly through laws against new oil-powered boilers and financial support for municipalities, energy companies and households that want to switch from fossil fuels to bioenergy. . . .