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Denmark’s Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2019
The National Energy and Climate (ENCP) Plan is a ten-year integrated document mandated by the European Union to each of its member states in order for the EU to meet its overall greenhouse gases emissions targets.  

The plan exposes the key objectives and its measures : 
1) decarbonisation : reduction of GHG emissions, transport green transition with a stop to sales of all new diesel and petrol cars as of 2030, ban on burning of straw residues on fields, public afforestation and a grant scheme for afforestation on private agricultural land and subsidy for conversion of arable land on organic soils to nature, etc; 
2) renewable energy : three new offshore wind farms of at least 800 MW each, reduction of the electrical heating tax and of the electricity tax, support of geothermal energy, etc; 
3) energy efficiency : to build a competitive subsidy scheme related to private enterprises, efficiency of existing buildings through renovation, etc; 
4) energy security : stable energy supply thanks to laws on responsibilities regarding electricity supply, gas supply and emergency plans, prevention of risks in the energy system, increased international cooperation, interconnectivity concerning energy supply. 


  • Reduce greenhouse gases by 70% by 2030 (relative to 1990 level).
    Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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