Denmark is one of the member countries that has implemented its plan for green energy in order to reach the European Commission’s targets by 2030. This country actually didn’t set up specific objectives for individual renewable energy quotes nor established efficient political strategies for a growth in the various fields of renewable sources.
Renewable energy, a real solution for the Danish market
In particular, Denmark only mapped out some trends regarding the impact of renewable energy sources in electricity, transports and heating & cooling sectors. The first graph shows that both electricity and heating & cooling sectors have a high quota of renewable energy sources coverage. By 2030 this first sector will reach 90% of the energy coverage needed whereas the second will grow up to a percentage 75%.
In general, the total coverage of RES in energy supply will be 48% of the energy needs of Denmark.
The second graph shows how much the singular sectors of renewable sources will contribute for the final gross consumption of energy in the next years. The solid biomass and the wind industries will be the most influent sectors from this point of view. On the other hand, the solar PV will cover a percentage of only 1% of the final gross consumption.
Denmark, electricity within everyone’s reach
With the new plan for green energy, Denmark wants to introduce a series of tenders and offers of economic support for the wind and solar PV sector. The aim is to actualize this within 2019 and become operative in 2020 and 2021 with the production.
In addition to these new measures, this country has planned new tenders and incentives for many sectors related to renewable resources, that will be introduced during the five-year period from 2020 to 2024. In particular, for solar panels trade, tenders will be launched for plants below 1 MW.
Moreover, in order to incentive the use of electricity instead of other types of energy, the Dutch Parliament decided to gradually reduce electricity taxes in the period 2019-2025. Firstly, the electricity tax for heating will be reduced from 4.1 EUR cents / kWh to 2.1 EUR cents / kWh by 2021. Secondly, the general electricity tax will be reduced from 12.3 euro cents / kWh today to 10.4 euro cents / kWh within 2025. Lastly, for some businesses, the electricity tax will be reduced to the minimum EU level.