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  • 7-December-2017

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    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Denmark 2017

    Denmark has a long tradition of setting ambitious national energy targets. In 2030, renewables should cover at least half of the country’s total energy consumption. By 2050, Denmark aims to be a low-carbon society independent of fossil fuels. The country is moving convincingly to meet these world-leading targets.The International Energy Agency’s latest review of Denmark’s energy policies focuses on two interrelated issues: how to integrate increasing volumes of variable renewable energy in the power system beyond its current share of 45%, and how to decarbonise the heating sector.Electricity generation in Denmark has changed fundamentally over the past two decades. Coal generation has been vastly eroded, and the bulk of power generation now comes from wind and bioenergy. Supported by a flexible domestic power system and a high level of interconnection, Denmark is now widely recognised as a global leader in integrating variable renewable energy while at the same time maintaining a highly reliable and secure electrical-power grid.The heating sector is also critical for Denmark’s low-carbon ambitions. Denmark’s large-scale use of combined heat and power plants with heat storage capacity, and the increasing deployment of wind power offer great potential for efficient integration of heat and electricity systems. However, policies and regulations need to be aligned to realise that potential. Finding the right levels of energy taxation is particularly important.Denmark has successfully decoupled its economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to a combination of energy efficiency improvements, and fuel switching to renewables. As in all countries, more needs to be done to limit emissions from transport.
  • 23-November-2017

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    Denmark: Country Health Profile 2017

    This report looks at the state of health in Denmark.
  • 23-November-2017

    English, PDF, 395kb

    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Denmark

    The tax-to-GDP ratio in Denmark did not change between 2015 and 2016. The tax-to-GDP ratio remained at 45.9%. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period.

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  • 22-November-2017

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    OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 - highlights by country

    These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.

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  • 17-November-2017

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  • 15-November-2017

    English, PDF, 1,012kb

    How's life in Denmark?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.

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  • 9-June-2017

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    Great Danes in OECD history: Anker Randsholt on Thorkil Kristensen

    The OECD Observer, the organisation’s public policy magazine, was launched in November 1962, and this interview with its first editor, Anker Randsholt, was originally published as “Anchor man” in the 40th anniversary edition.

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  • 30-May-2017

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    Making globalisation work: Better lives for all

    We are faced with a paradox: never before in the course of human history have we enjoyed better standards of living, working and health as we do in this present period of globalisation–and still many people turn against globalisation. Why?

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  • 27-April-2017

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    TUAC/BIAC MCM Consultations

    I would like to thank Minister Ulla Tornes and Permanent Secretary Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen for hosting us; and I would also like to highlight the leadership of Klavs Holm the Danish Ambassador to the OECD in setting up such an ambitious agenda. Last but not least, let me welcome representatives of the MCM co-Chairs, Australia and the United Kingdom and, of course, BIAC and TUAC.

  • 27-April-2017

    English

    Making Globalisation Work for All: An OECD Perspective

    It is a pleasure to be with you in Copenhagen. This conference fits neatly with the reflection which Denmark has been leading as Chair of the 2017 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, whose theme is making globalisation work for all.

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