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29 November 2013 Business & Finance

DONG Energy announced today that DKK 11 billion (over USD 2 billion) will be invested in the company, which will especially strengthen its role in the offshore wind industry. The Danish State represented by the Ministry of Finance, DONG Energy A/S, the Danish pension fund Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension (ATP), funds managed by the Merchant Banking Division […]

22 February 2013 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

In March 2012, the Danish Government entered into an energy agreement with several other political parties from the Danish Parliament. The agreement secures the needed investments for a further step to improve Denmark's production of renewable energy. By the agreement the parties have decided to initiate a tendering process covering the installation of offshore wind […]

3 February 2013

PensionDanmark, one of Denmark’s largest pension funds with 629,000 members employed in 26,000 private and public companies, is one of the first, if not the first pension fund to take offshore wind very seriously. It has already invested in 2 offshore wind farms and it is eyeing more. The organisation has embarked on an ambitious strategy to more than double its investments in […]

21 November 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance

A delegation from the Korean National Assembly has paid a visit to the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) to study Denmark's experience in the development of offshore wind.

29 May 2018 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

On 4 June, Norwegian Parliament (Storting) will discuss a new proposal asking the government to draft detailed regulation for opening concession areas and granting concessions rights for offshore wind projects on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 

8 June 2017

Markets Outlook: DWIA In 2018, Denmark joined the - so far - exclusive club of countries with concrete plans for offshore wind all the way towards 2030. Three offshore wind farms of at least 800MW will be grid connected between 2024 and 2030. This is one of the positive outcomes of the energy agreement from […]

25 January 2016 Authorities, Operations & Maintenance

An investigation into the death of a diver, who was working on German Alpha Ventus offshore wind farm in 2012, when the fatal accident happened, has been reopened. Danish authorities, which had initially said that an undiagnosed heart condition was the cause of death, will review the case again after a UK coroner's inquest last year has shown the […]

10 August 2015 Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has extended the deadline for public hearing of EIA for Sæby nearshore wind farm. New deadline for comments is 24 August, 2015. The deadline is extended to give local MPs, in the newly elected parliament, and others a better opportunity to comment on the EIA. This year, the DEA launched a call for […]

27 April 2015 Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

DONG Energy is officially opening its operation management centre at Norddeich harbour today in the presence of the Parliamentary State Secretary Enak Ferlemann (Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure), Norden's Mayoress Barbara Schlag and invited guests from business, public administration and politics. In her welcome speech, Trine Borum Bojsen, Managing Director for Germany of […]

27 February 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

After today's news that Vattenfall was chosen to build the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm, Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building issued some details about the winning tender, revealing that the company was selected because it had agreed a price of 10.31 Eurocent per kWh, which will provide power much cheaper than other recently established offshore wind farms in […]

3 September 2014 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Following political negotiations between the Danish government and the opposition in the Parliament several amendments that concern the Danish offshore tenders have been made to the cross-party political energy agreement from 2012. The amendments to the offshore initiatives in the agreement are the following: The deadline for the commissioning of the whole of the Kriegers […]

15 July 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The Danish Government announced yesterday that the Growth Plan 2014 agreement in the energy sector had been adopted, as the majority of the parliamentary parties agreed on it. The agreement cuts Public Service Obligation (PSO) in total of DKK 13.2 billion until 2020, which will reduce costs of electricity bills. "We have listened to businesses […]

6 November 2012 Business & Finance

"We need new, binding targets for renewable energy. We need a clear perspective for renewable energy, and the EU countries must make commitments." This was the clear statement from Günther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner, at the reception marking the ground breaking partnership between DONG Energy, GE, Shell, First Solar and Alpine Energie. Günther Oettinger welcomed […]

27 June 2012

Offshore renewable energies are expanding to meet the EU’s 2020 renewable energy targets, but renewables are one of many activities competing for space at sea. Meanwhile, Europe’s maritime nations are currently operating under their own planning rules and guidelines, which often conflict with their neighbours and waste time and money. This was the focus of […]

12 April 2012

 The determination of the Scottish Government to resume with its goal to produce 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020 and thus continue developing wind power received severe criticism for being inefficient and outdated way of generating power, the Scotsman reports. Namely, the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee of the Scottish Parliament is holding […]

30 March 2012 Authorities

In 2020 half of the electricity consumption will come from wind power (today it’s 25 %), and the energy consumption will decrease by more than 12 % in 2020 compared to 2006. The parties behind the agreement represent 171 seats out of 179 in the parliament. The agreement establishes a framework for the policy on […]

7 March 2012

 The European Wind Energy Association is celebrating its 30 year anniversary in 2012. This is an organisation that has gone from humble beginnings when a small group of engineers in Stockholm in 1982 first discussed it, to now speaking for 700 members in almost 60 countries around the world. The growth of EWEA has mirrored […]

9 November 2011 Business & Finance

The EU Commissioner for Climate Change emphasised the role of targets in boosting investments in renewable energy at an EWEA event last night.  “It makes good business sense to invest in renewables yet people aren’t doing it”, said Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, pointing out that “this is one lesson we’ve learned in Europe in the last […]

9 November 2011

European wind power production will meet a massive 31% of the emissions reduction required by the current EU climate target. Today the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published a new report revealing that by 2020, the EU wind industry would avoid 342 million tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 31% of the EU's target of reducing […]

11 July 2011 Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

  The European Commission has approved an application from Denmark for assistance from the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The grant of € 3.9m will help 325 redundant workers in the wind turbine industry to find new jobs. The application will now be sent to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU for […]

19 May 2011 Business & Finance

  A POTENTIAL investment in Sheerness that could bring 2,000 jobs is an opportunity the whole of Kent cannot afford to miss, according to Sheppey's MP. Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced last Wednesday that it has taken out an option to secure exclusive rights on a massive swath of land at the Port of Sheerness. […]