Advice to the Danish Parliament: New framework conditions, energy taxes linked to CO2 emissions, and sector coupling

Yesterday Henrik Madsen and other researchers from DTU visited Folketinget to give an important message:

  • Denmark need to have new framework conditions as soon as possible.
  • Energy taxes should be harmonized and linked to CO2 emissions from the electricity we use per hour. This can be done now.
  • In addition, dynamic network tariffs must be introduced, which are linked to the physical challenges in the network.
  • Such framework conditions, digitalisation and sector coupling will contribute to both green growths and to reaching the target of 70 per cent CO2 reduction in 2030.

See the video from the meeting in Folketingets Klima-, energi- og forsyningsudvalg. Jump to time code: 11:25:30

See Henrik Madsen’s presentation (PDF) in the Danish parliament on September 21, 2020

Learn more in the DTU report from June 2020: Sector Development Project about Smart Energy Systems (English summary of report)