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This is State of Green's Global Challenge Newsletter - a number of exclusive newsletters focusing on the global challenges concerning Energy, Water, Cities and Circular economy. In connection with the upcoming event E-World Energy and Water, this newsletter will focus on global energy challenges and sustainable solutions

In this newsletter you will find:

  • The challenge: integrating energy systems across Europe's regions and sectors
  • News: E-World and other related news
  • Video: the European energy system
  • White Paper: from policy to action - implementation of the European Energy Union
  • Three Danish state-of-the-art solutions to global energy challenges

The challenge: integrating energy systems across Europe's regions and sectors

Tthe European Union aims to provide a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply for the benefit of its economy, its citizens and the climate.

A key challenge in achieving this vision will be how to ensure the integration of diverse energy systems across geographical boundaries and sectors in order to realise progress in fossil heavy areas such as transport, buildings and heating.

The challenges that the EU is facing are not unlike those of the rest of the world and how we solve them can make a tangible contribution to achieving progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goal #7 – ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Event news
Danish energy experts at E-World 2019 to support the German energy transition

For the third year in a row, Denmark is strongly represented at Europe’s leading energy trade fair ‘E-World energy & water 2019’ taking place in Germany from February 5-7, 2019. Representatives from innovative, Danish cleantech companies will showcase their sustainable solutions that can aid the continued German transition from black to green energy and further tighten the collaboration between the two neighbouring countries. Read more

Related news

Green records in Europe's largest countries

The big European economies showed record high production of green electricity in 2018. In Denmark, an unusually sunny summer contributed to a record high share of the country’s total electricity consumption. Read More

Reducing C02 emissions in Europe by utilising the Danish district heating system

A report on Europe’s heat and cooling consumption from the University of Aalborg, Denmark suggests combining renewable energy with district heating and re-insulation of the existing building stock.
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Electric vehicles can actively balance the electricity grid

New research shows that electric vehicles (EVs) can actively support the electricity grid - even on a large scale. EVs can thereby help solve the challenges that arise when we increase the amount of renewable energy in the energy system.

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Video: the European energy system
Interview with Carsten Chachah, Senior Advisor at Danish Energy
White paper 

From Policy to Action - Implementation of the European Energy Union

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. It is clear that many obstacles still lie ahead in order to reach the objectives of the European Energy Union. By showcasing existing solutions and technologies, this publication seeks to support the dialogue with an action-oriented approach, which hopefully can contribute to a green transition of the European energy systems.

Explore three Danish state-of-the-art solutions to global energy challenges:

District heating supplying clean energy

In order to reduce the city of Rouen's, France environmental footprint, a new 17 MW district heating plant is being established. The plant will be based on the gasification of biomass. Read More

World's largest offshore wind farm

Generating enough energy to power nearly 600,000 UK homes annually, Ørsted's 659 MW Walney Extension in the Irish Sea is now the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Read More

Reducing energy consumption with surplus heat

By utilising heat pumps and producing central heating at low-temperature surplus heat, Danfoss has been able to cut its energy consumption significantly. Read More