Denmark

2016 Denmark Key Figures
Population: 5.73 million
GDP growth rate: 1.29 %/year
Energy independence: 90.3%
Total consumption/GDP:* 102 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 5.54 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 5.97%
* at purchasing power parity
Denmark Related Research

Total Energy consumption

Denmark's consumption per capita is roughly in line with the EU average at 2.9 toe/cap, and around 5 500 kWh/cap of electricity in 2016.

Total energy consumption declined by 3.8%/year between 2010 and 2015. In 2016, it grew by 3.8% to 16.7 Mtoe, due to a 21% increase in coal consumption for power generation (as wind generation and net electricity imports declined).

Between 2000 ...

Denmark energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Oil production has been on a downward trend since 2004, decreasing by an average of 8.2%/year until 2016, when it reached 6.9 Mt (-10% in 2016 alone).

Oil production took off in the eighties and tripled between 1990 and 2000, reaching 18 Mt in 2000. It then remained stable at around 18-19 Mt until 2004. In 2013, Wintershall announced the successful drilling of the own-operated ...

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Oil products consumption

Oil consumption has been declining regularly at a pace of 2.7%/year, on average, between 2000 and 2014 (and even -4%/year between 2007 and 2014), before recovering in 2016 (+6% to 6 Mt). Transport absorbs 2/3 of oil product consumption (2016).

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION (Mt)

Graph: OIL CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR (2016, %)

EMEA Refineries Dataset

 Refined oil products production

Natural gas consumption

Gas consumption fell by 36% between 2010 and 2014 and has remained stable since then (+1.7% to 3.3 bcm in 2016).

In 2016, the power sector accounted for 29% of gas consumption (2016), followed by the residential, services and agriculture sectors (26%), and industry (24%). The remainder (21%) is used in the oil and gas industry.

Graph: NATURAL GAS CONSUMPTION ...

EMEA LNG Trade Dataset

 Natural gas domestic consumption

Coal consumption

Coal consumption, which is almost exclusively used by the power sector (95% in 2016), decreased regularly between 2006 and 2015 from 9.4 Mt to 2.7 Mt in 2015 (-13%/year), due to the surge in wind power generation and conversions of coal-fired power units to biomass. Despite new conversions in 2016, coal consumption soared by 21% to 3.3 Mt, as wind generation and electricity imports ...

 Coal and lignite domestic consumption

Power consumption

Electricity consumption declined by 1%/year between 2006 and 2015. It increased slightly in 2016 (+1%) to nearly 32 TWh.

Services and the residential sector were the two largest consumers of electricity consumption in 2016, with 32% each, followed by industry (26%).

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION (TWh)

Graph: ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BREAKDOWN BY SECTOR ...

Renewable in % electricity production

According to the 2012 Energy Agreement,, Denmark aims to more than double its wind power generation to half of electricity consumption and raise the share of renewables to more than 35% of final energy consumption in 2020. In 2015, Denmark already covered nearly 31% of its final energy consumption with renewables. This is higher than the initial target set by the 2010 National Renewable ...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Denmark fulfilled its commitment under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce its GHG emissions by 21%, since in 2012 emissions were 23% below their 1990 level. In 2015, GHG emissions were 29% below, at 51 Mt.

According to the Danish Climate and Energy Policy, non-ETS sectors should reduce their GHG emissions by 20% between 2005 and 2020. In 2010, the Climate Commission's Green Energy roadmap ...

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