Political objectives

In the Energy Agreement of March 2012, the government has a goal that Denmark will have a power supply, which is covered by renewable energy in 2050. In addition, the government has a goal in the government platform that Denmark's power supply and heating supply should be covered by renewable energy in 2035. This requires reduction of energy consumption and restructuring of energy supply to renewable energy.

To achieve these objectives, the government has launched a number of different initiatives.

Energy efficiency renovation strategy

A large part of energy consumption is currently used in buildings. Energy consumption must be significantly reduced in the coming 20-25 years in order to achieve the goal of the power supply and heating supply being covered by renewable energy in 2035. There, a key element of the energy policy agreement is that the government should prepare an overall strategy for energy efficiency renovation of the existing building stock, including the public building stock, and thus also the Danish Building and Property Agency's buildings. The energy efficiency renovation strategy must be discussed with the parties, which are included in the Energy Agreement, before the end of 2013.

New energy reduction objective for the state and implementation of the EU's energy efficiency directive

In 2013, the government will launch an effort to establish a new energy reduction objective for the state and implement the requirements of the EU's energy efficiency directive for the energy efficiency of state buildings. The existing circular from 2009 concerning energy efficiency in state institutions establishes that the state should reduce energy consumption in 2011 by 10% in relation to 2006. According to information from the Danish Energy Agency, the State has reduced consumption by 3.6%. It covers an overall reduction in heat consumption by 4% and a reduction in power consumption by 3%. Reduction of the constructional energy consumption ought to continue to be a priority action. At the same time, it is necessary to increase focus on how the ministries and the state institutions can reduce their power consumption for installations, etc. and develop energy conserving behaviour.