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Task 26, Wireless Power Transfer for EVs
Task 28, Home grids and V2X technologies
Task 31, Fuels and energy carriers for transport
Task 38, Marine Applications (e-Ships)

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Mr. Michael Rask
Raskgreentech ApS
Gammel Lundtoftevej 34D
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Tel: +45.2447.0011
Email
www.raskgreentech.dk

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Denmark is supporting the Paris Agreement including a very ambitious national target of being fully independent of fossil fuels by 2050, and a 2030 milestone of 50 percent of energy consumption supplied by renewable energy.

 

According to EU targets, greenhouse gas emissions have to be reduced by 20 percent until 2020 (and 10 percent of energy for transport must be renewable), 40 percent in 2030 and 80 to 95 percent in 2050 (all compared to 1990). Within the EU, Denmark is expected to have a 39 percent reduction target in non ETS sectors (which includes transport) by 2030 (compared to 2005).

In Denmark, like in the rest of the world, transport is recognized as a critical sector for greenhouse gas emission reductions. Transport demand, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are all increasing. And transition to low carbon and renewable transport solutions is depending on a range of new technologies to be mature, industrially scaled and cost competitive before entering the mass market.

For more than a decade, the decarbonization of the Danish transport sector has been seen in relation to the very ambitious transformation of the Danish energy sector. Denmark holds several years of world records of fluctuating wind power in the electricity mix. In 2017, the wind power generation in Denmark corresponded to 43,4 percent of the electricity consumption.

In 2017, 2016 and 2015 the World Energy Council ranked Denmark as number one among 125 countries energy systems on three core dimensions: energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.

The combination of a price-winning, strong and flexible energy system with record-breaking shares of fluctuating renewable energy positions Denmark as an interesting test laboratory for exploring the interplay between the energy system, renewable energy sources and e-mobility in terms of smart grid, smart energy and storage. A well-developed public transport, new and electric mobility, new business models and e-mobility as a service, e-car sharing, e-buses and autonomy will also in the focus in the coming years. An upcoming is electric maritime propulsion, with several ongoing e-ferries projects in Denmark. Biking is very important in Denmark, too. The number of e-bikes on the road continues to grow: In 2017 it moved beyond 10 percent of all bike sales.