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Nord Stream 2 Seeks Alternative Route to Avoid Danish Waters

pipeline going through Danish territorial waters on security grounds.Russia is keen to press ahead with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline since it has the potential to double its gas exports under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing traditional routes through Ukraine with which it has poor relations.The Danish government has come under fierce lobbying by Russia, EU allies and the United States over the 9.5 billion euro ($10.9 billion) Nord Stream 2 project led by Gazprom and financed by five Western firms. The United States opposes the project while some eastern European countries fear it will make the EU a

Denmark to Go through with Near-shore Wind Farms

right-wing minority government bowed to pressure from opposition parties and approved plans to build two near-shore wind farms, despite its earlier objections it said on Thursday.   After granting building rights for the wind farms to Swedish wind farm developer Vattenfall in September, the Danish government then announced its intention to cancel the projects, as it argued subsidy costs for renewable energy had become too high.   It reversed its decision following budget discussions with the country's other parties. (Reporting by Teis Jensen; Editing by Alexandra Hudson

Danish Government Says Wind Power Became Too Expensive

The Danish government said on Friday it wanted to scrap plans to build five offshore wind farms as their output would become too expensive for consumers.   The government estimates it would cost consumers 70 billion Danish crowns ($10.63 billion) to buy electricity from the plants with a total combined capacity of 350-megawatts.   "Since 2012 when we reached the political agreement, the cost of our renewable policy has increased dramatically," said Lars Christian Lilleholt, energy minister in Denmark's Liberal party government.   "We can't accept this, as the

Blue Denmark is also green

State of Green Markets Green Blue Denmark

, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now we intend to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions. The background is the Danish Government’s Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark, one of the goals of which is, inter alia, to promote Danish green maritime solutions. Therefore, State of Green will now – in cooperation with the Danish Maritime Authority and Blue Denmark – focus on a variety of green maritime solutions

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Denmark Launches Offshore Education and Training Initiatives

As part of the implementation of the Danish government’s Plan for Growth in the Blue Denmark, 21 initiatives are now being launched in order to target education and training in the offshore sector, further qualify the labor force and create growth and jobs. The offshore industry is one of Denmark’s commercial positions of strength that is experiencing great growth. A working group established by the Danish Government under the auspices of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education and with participation from the Danish Maritime Authority presents 21 proposals for initiatives

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