Environmental and Resource Economics

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 431–440 | Cite as

A Green Energy Plan for Denmark

  • Henrik Lund
Article

Abstract

Several political regulation instruments -- such as CO2 taxes -- have been suggested to implement CO2 reduction policies. But normally the cost of implementing CO2 reduction policies is considered to be a threat to both economic growth and employment. But to some extent, strategies can be developed which implement CO2 reduction goals by creating jobs and such strategies could help economic growth.

This note presents the main results from a research project, in the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University. More detailed information of the full study is given in (Lund 1996: 2) and (Lund 1997). The research project has had the primary purpose of determining the consequences for employment and the need for foreign exchange in the investments in the different types of energy plants in Denmark. From this information it has been possible to develop and calculate the consequences of various energy strategies, which seek to avoid the conflict between environment, employment and economic growth. One example of such a strategy is called the Green Energy Plan.

The Green Energy Plan, was published by the General Workers' Union and used as an input to the public debate on the future of energy in Denmark in the spring of 1996 (Lund 1996: 2). The official Danish energy plan Energy 21 (Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy 1996) was adopted soon after the public debate.

energy planning job creation feasibility studies 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Danish Energy Agency (1993), Energi 2000 Opfølgningen: Forudsætninger og beregninger (Energy 2000 — Follow Up: Preconditions and Calculations). Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  2. Danish Energy Agency (1994), Energistatistik 1993 (Energy Statistics 1993). Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  3. Danish Environmental Protection Agency (1994), Climate Protection in Denmark, National Report of the Danish Government in Accordance with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  4. Hvelplund, F., H. Lund, K. E. Serup and H. Mæng (1995), Demokrati og Forandring, energihandlingsplan 96 (Democracyand Change, Energy Action Plan 1996). Denmark: Alborg University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Lund, H. et al. (1989), Langsigtet Energiplan Århus (Long-term Energy Plan for Aarhus). Denmark: Municipality of Aarhus.Google Scholar
  6. Lund, H., F. Rosager and F. Hvelplund (1986), Valuta og Beskæftigelsesoplysninger for 60 energiteknologier (Information on Foreign Exchange and Employment for 60 Energy Technologies), Energy Series No. 14. Denmark: Aalborg University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Lund, H. (1995), Beregningsudskrifter til En Grøn Energiplan, der skaber arbejdspladser. Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University.Google Scholar
  8. Lund, H. (1996), Elementer til En Grøn Energiplan, der skaber arbejdspladser, Published by SiD (General Workers Union in Denmark).Google Scholar
  9. Lund, H. (1996), 2 Elements of a Green Energy Plan Which Can Create Job Opportunities, Published by SiD (General Workers Union in Denmark).Google Scholar
  10. Lund, H. (1997), Economic Development and CO 2 Reduction Policies, Proceedings Athens International Conference Urban Regional Environmental Planning and Informatics to Planning in an Era of Transition, National Technical University of Athens, 22–24th October.Google Scholar
  11. Ministry of Energy (1990), Energy 2000: A Plan of Action for a Sustainable Development. Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  12. Ministry of Energy (1993), Energy 2000 — Follow Up, Responsible and Forward-Looking Energy Policy. Copenhagen.Google Scholar
  13. Winther, G. (1995), Danske energianlægs Importindhold og Beskœftigelseskonsekvenser (Danish Energy Plants: The Import Content and the Consequences for Employment). Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Preliminary Edition.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henrik Lund
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Development and PlanningAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark (e-mail

Personalised recommendations