New green record for Danish electricity: lowest CO2 emissions ever
The Danish emissions from electricity production are now only a seventh of what they were in 1990. With cheaper offshore wind, the trend of lowering emissions is continuing.
A new milestone for Danish green energy was reached in 2019: the lowest CO2 emissions from electricity production ever. A Danish-produced kilowatt-hour (kWh) emitted 135 grams of CO2, according to a new report from Energinet (in Danish), the Danish transmissions systems operator. In 2018, the emissions were 194 grams per kWh.
“If you look at it historically, it is a really, really low number and it shows the impressive green journey that the Danish electricity system has been on. In 1990, a producing kilowatt-hour emitted over 1,000 grams of CO2 – about seven times as much,” said Energinet’s Hanne Storm Edlefsen, Area Manager for Electrical System Responsibility in a press release.