The Government has just presented “Energi – til et grønt Danmark” (“Energy – to a green Denmark”) at a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office. The upcoming energy agreement roadmaps the Danish energy policies towards 2030. The Government’s proposal gives the Danish North Sea oil and gas production an important role in the transition towards the fossil independent society.
The Government’s proposal is a plan of how to reach the vision of fossil independency in 2050 and the vision of 50 percent renewable energy in 2030. The Government proposes among other more offshore wind, increased competition in financial support to renewable energy, and a tax reform.
The North Sea is a resource
At the same time as the expansion of green energy happens, the resources from the Danish North Sea will be used. Just as other countries, Denmark will need oil and gas in the many years to come and it is a great advantage for Denmark to produce the potential of the Danish North Sea.
“There is a significant potential in the North Sea”… and “It is a position of strength for Denmark that we can continue to be net exporter of oil and gas” are some of the words from the proposal.
Oil Gas Denmark finds the new proposal very positive:
“It is a very good proposal that shows there is no contradiction between the green transition and the production of oil and gas from the Danish North Sea. We are transitioning to renewable energy, but we still need oil and gas in the many years to come – this will happen side by side. We are self-sufficient with oil and gas – and this can continue towards 2050 where the aim is to be fossil independent. Self-sufficiency is a great position of strength for Denmark and it can support the transition”, Martin Næsby says.