Denmark, China sign new energy pact

Denmark and China have signed a new cooperative agreement on energy efficiency and extend two existing agreements with the Chinese energy authority.

The Danish Ambassador to China, Friis Arne Petersen, has signed a new green cooperative agreement between the Danish Energy Agency and the China National Renewable Energy Centre.sino_dan_energy

The agreement is to increase China’s focus on effective regulation of energy efficiency – especially in the industry. Denmark will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies both nationally and locally.

-Denmark has decades of experience in energy efficiency – both within industry and building. We have demonstrated that it is possible to combine economic growth and sustainable energy development, says Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Minister for Climate, Energy and Building.

Extending cooperation on renewables and sustainable urban development
Two existing cooperative agreements with the Chinese National Energy Commission (NEA) and the Chinese Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MoHURD) were also extended. The agreement with NEA focuses on how China can increase its share of renewables, while the cooperation with MoHURD strengthens green energy efficient urban development through sustainable building and district heating.

-Extension of the agreements shows that China prioritises the green transition highly and wishes to find sustainable solutions for the challenges that large growth leads to. Denmark has the technical solutions and experience with green transition that we can continue to develop in cooperation with China. Both countries can benefit from this, says Rasmus Helveg Petersen.

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