Denmark introduces energy plan to cut dependency on Russian Oil & Gas

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Denmark has recently presented a roadmap for ending its dependence on Russian Oil and Gas via a mix of renewable energy and biogas.

As per credible sources, the European Union (EU) has declined to prohibit Russian oil and gas due to the Ukraine war's Russian invasion. However, the 27-nation bloc is planning to cut importing Gas from the country by 2022 completely. Additionally, individual member countries are planning to cut their use of Russian fossil fuels.

The plan introduced by the Danish government includes shifting half of the 400,000 households dependent on Gas for heating to electric heat pumps or a district heating network by the year 2028.

The government is planning to develop biogas with the help of renewable sources for other businesses and households that will ensure that the country is free from Russia, said Dan Jorgensen, Climate and Energy Minister, at a press conference.

The program was accelerated by the government for developing renewable energy, claiming that it is now planning to almost quadruple the number of land-based wind farms and solar power stations by 2030. In fact, half of the electric power in Denmark comes already from wind energy.

While commenting on the move, Denmark Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen said that the country is willing to develop renewable energies as much as possible to do it intelligently.

As per the data shared by the Danish energy agency, Gas accounts for around 18% of the energy utilized in Denmark every year. The nationwide production of Gas accounted for three quarters of consumption in 2019, with Russia being the major fossil fuel exporter.

According to International Energy Agency, in 2021, 155 billion cubic metres of gas were imported by the EU from Russia, representing around 45% of its gas imports.

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