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20. June 2024
The Danish subsoil is particularly well suited for carbon storage, and this can help prevent global warming. The Danish Energy Agency has recommended that the Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities grant three licenses to explore the Danish onshore subsoil for carbon storage potentials. If further investigations confirm that the subsoil is suitable for safe onshore carbon storage, as expected, the licensees can later apply for a license to commence storage.
13. May 2024
Plan for Program Bornholm Energy Island sets the framework for the future Energy Island at Bornholm and the adjacent coastal areas. Bornholm Energy Island consist of an offshore wind farm south of Bornholm as well as high-voltage installations on Bornholm and Zealand. The energy island will have a capacity of up to 3.8 GW and will thus play an important role in the phasing out of fossil energy sources.
24. April 2024
The procurement procedure being announced by the Danish Energy Agency could entail a massive increase in Danish offshore wind capacity. The procurement procedure will enable establishment of a minimum of 6 GW offshore wind power, to be completed in 2030.
17. April 2024
The fund for negative CO2 emissions (NECCS fund) has been completed, and the Danish Energy Agency has awarded contracts to three companies for new CCS projects. Together, the projects will ensure the capture and storage of 160,350 tonnes of CO2 annually during the period 2026 to 2032. This corresponds to the annual CO2 absorption from approximately 16,000 hectares of forest.
Illustration: Planning and pre-investigation area for Hesseloe Offshore Windfarm.
5. February 2024
Call for remarks on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the plan for Hesselø Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). A public meeting about the consultation material will be held in Gilleleje on 19 March 2024.