Germany's energy system is facing major changes and the German government has decided to phase out nuclear power in 2023 and coal power in 2038 the latest. This requires an urgent transition to renewable energy and Danish green solutions can play an important role in this transition. Germany is Denmark's closest partner in the energy sector and the largest export market for Danish energy technology. 

The energy cooperation between Denmark and Germany centers around creating good regulatory conditions for green investments in district heating and energy efficiency in buildings and industry. Formal ties and an ongoing work program exist with federal and state level authorities in Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia. 

The cooperation is part of the Energy Governance Partnership (EGP) and is led by the Danish Energy Agency and implemented in close cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Berlin and the Trade Council. The program was established in 2015 and is currently financed until the end of 2024. As part of the program, energy advisers are posted at the Danish Embassy in Berlin.


Jacob Byskov Spangsberg
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5133