Over stimulation of biomass-fired combined heat and power and insufficient control of the sustainability of the raw material is leading Denmark in the wrong direction on clean energy, warns the country’s council on climate change
As a major consumer of biomass and the EU country using the highest proportion of imported biomass for energy production, Denmark should take an international lead on developing better criteria for measuring when the fuel is and is not a green source of energy and securing the right balance between it and cleaner forms of renewables ...
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How the non-energy benefits of energy efficiency are often overlooked, yet vital if investments for energy savings are to increase substantially.
The advantages for big companies of buying their electricity directly from wind and solar generators at a fixed long-term price is bringing what could become a major new flow of capital into the renewable energy market, but outdated legislation remains a barrier
District heating, where heat from a central generator is distributed underground to warm a network of homes or businesses, is commonplace in Denmark and other Nordic and Baltic countries, but, until now, it has remained a rarity elsewhere in Europe
The ups and downs in demand for electricity have long made the flexible operation of power systems a must, so increasing that flexibility to also accommodate variations in supply from renewables is not that big a challenge. Having a clear definition of the term can only help the energy transition