EU Energy Union – Denmark’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP)


The EU Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action went into force in December 2018. One of the key elements of the new regulation is that Member States must work out an integrated national energy and climate plan (NECP) for the period 2021-2030 covering all five dimensions of the EU Energy Union:

  • Decarbonisation and deployment of renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy security
  • Internal energy market
  • Research, innovation and competitiveness

As a consequence, all member states submitted a NECP to the EU Commission before the end of 2019 or shortly thereafter. Denmark submitted its NECP on 20 December 2019 (see below the draft update).

NECP’s cover a ten-year period, but according to the Governance Regulation, during that period, all member states are required to update their plans. Hence, member states need to submit a draft update of their national energy and climate plan no later than June 30, 2023. Additionally, by June 30, 2024, all member states must submit a final update of their national energy and climate plan to the EU Commission.

Denmark's draft update of the national energy and climate plan


Denmarks Previous Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan 


Thomas Dahl
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