New energy commission to make green energy cost-effective

Energy and climate minister wants participation from all energy players

While green energy enjoys popular support in principle, projects often struggle to justify themselves economically. A new energy commission, to be formed as early as this autumn, will be tasked, among other things, with making green energy cheaper.

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Lars Christian Lilleholt, the energy and climate minister, has told the industry publication Dansk Energis Nyhedsbrev that the new commission will have a broad composition.

“I have an idea that the players in the area, people with energy technological knowledge and people with a financial focus, should also be involved,” he said.

“It should be a broad commission where all of the different interests are represented.”

Establishing the new commission was one of Venstre’s election goals and it has become part of the government’s legislative programme.

In particular, it is to come up with proposals for how Denmark can meet its energy policy goals and fulfil its international obligations in the period from 2020 to 2030 in a cost-effective and market-based way.