The Danish Energy Agency cooperates with USA on a green transition

Areas of cooperation:

  • Offshore wind
  • Energy efficiency in buildings and industry

The green energy transition in the United States of America - and how Danish experiences can contribute

Offshore wind power and the potential of floating offshore wind power are increasingly perceived as an integral part of the plan for the renewable energy transition in the US. The emphasis of the Danish-American collaboration is primarily related to the regulatory side of offshore wind through workshops, knowledge sharing and best practices on regulation. Additionally, the collaboration focuses on new technologies such as green hydrogen.

The collaboration with California Energy Commission focuses on decarbonization through energy efficiency in the industry and building sector. For the industry sector, the dialogue pertains to innovative solutions for the manufacturing industry and how regulations and incentives can accelerate their adaptation. For the building sector, emphasis is on the energy requirements in building codes, energy labeling of existing buildings, and digitalization.

Cooperation between Danish and US authorities

Initiated in 2016, The Danish-American government-to-government collaboration kicked off with a Memorandum of Understanding focusing on offshore wind between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Danish government. Since then, the collaboration has expanded with additional topics, for example energy efficiency.

Today, the Danish Energy Agency has seven official partners namely Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and Department of Energy at federal level, and California Energy Commission, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, The Commonwealth of Virginia, and Department of Commerce of the state of North Carolina at state level.  


Katrine Maria Lumbye
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5119