Denmark optimistic about green challenge in Trump era

The Danish government believes its ‘newly acquired green export foothold’ in the US is not necessarily threatened by the election of Donald Trump, despite campaign pronouncements on green energy.

The Copenhagen Post reports that the US have focused on Danish green tech solutions in recent years and believes its expertise in district heating and wind energy will continue to be sought after.

“There is little doubt that Danish green companies will face new challenges in the US,” Jakob Andersen, the consul general in Chicago, told the newspaper.
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“But when that is all said and done, we still expect a stable demand for Danish solutions within green energy. That many Danish companies have done well within sustainable energy until now is primarily down to the green ambitions of individual states, and not due to the ambitious climate policy at a federal level.”

According to Jakob Bjerregaard, the head of the Decentralized Energy Advisory (DEA), which is under the umbrella of the Danish Trade Council in Washington, district heating will remain strong.

“Basically, all of our projects and activities associated with district heating are not influenced by policy at a federal level,” said Bjerregaard.

“So we won’t see already-established district heating projects impacted, and the same goes for projects involving bio-fuel, as there is also not much federal involvement there.”



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