Danske Nyheder Round-Up: The ministry will probably revoke the church’s right to veto wind turbines following a decision in Viborg

Danske Nyheder Round-Up: The ministry will probably revoke the church's right to veto wind turbines following a decision in Viborg

At the end of January, the newspaper Information reported how the Danish Lutheran Church has vetoed plans to build wind turbines ten times since 2017.

It has the right to object to anything that may interfere with the view from a church, provided it is within 3 km.

Niels Vium, the official behind the decision, proudly told the media in 2015 that “the green wave is an excuse that wind turbine owners have used to generate money” and that he sees it as his responsibility to prevent companies from exploiting these measures.

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Probably creates precedent
But now the Minister of the Interior and Housing, Kaare Dybvad, has lifted a Viborg Diocese’s veto against the construction of six wind turbines at Bjørnstrup, and it is believed that this may set a precedent given the country’s need for more energy to get used to Russian. gas.

“The planning of wind turbines and solar cells needs to have more speed,” Dybvad stated.

“And that’s why I think we need to look at how in the future we can make the process more uniform and transparent in relation to the Diocesan Authority’s right of objection, so that we avoid green projects being unnecessarily delayed.”

To make Denmark better equipped to solve the world’s problems
Danish units hope that the establishment of a pilot project, SDG Landing Pad, will enable Danish innovation to deliver more solutions to global challenges. The collaboration, which will focus more on drawing input from small and medium-sized Danish companies, is focused on offering solutions in the areas of sustainability and the green transition, health and health crises as well as digitalisation. “When we have to solve some of the most complex challenges that not only we, but the whole world face, research and innovation are crucial,” says Jesper Petersen, Minister of Education and Research. We are good at this in Denmark, and with SDG Landing Pad we must get even more out of our international collaborations and innovation efforts for the benefit of the Danish economy, for the Danish business community and for the important progress for people, climate and society that lies in UN World Goals. ” SDG Landing Pad is formed by Industriens Fond, Innovationscenter Danmark, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Research, CLEAN, Life Science and DigitalLead.

Anders Holch Povlsen is still the richest person in Denmark, confirms Forbes List
Contrary to the results of the Bloomberg list of the richest individuals in the world, Anders Holch Povlsen is still the richest person in Denmark, according to the more prestigious Forbes List. Bloomberg placed Povlsen as number 292 with 84 billion kroner, nine places under Niels Peter Louis-Hansen, co-owner of the Coloplast empire. Forbes, however, ranks Povlsen as number 135 with a fortune of 91.6 billion kroner – almost 3 billion kroner and 26 places higher than last year. Also on the Forbes list of the 2,500 richest people in the world are Louis-Hansen, along with Coloplast heir Benedicte Find, Lego owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and various other members of the family, Nordic Aviation Capital founder Martin Møller Nielsen and LINAK-supremo Bent Jensen. Tesla founder Elon Musk topped the rankings, followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. L’Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers is the richest woman in the world.

The Refugee Council tells Nadia Nadim that she is no longer worthy to be its ambassador
The Danish Refugee Council, the Danish Refugee Council, has informed the celebrated football player Nadia Nadim that she has been dropped as one of its ambassadors because she took up a similar position with the men’s World Cup 2022 in Qatar. As a refugee from Afghanistan herself, Nadim is an inspiration to millions – not least because she recently trained as a doctor while having a professional career in countries such as the United States, France and England. “After an amicable dialogue with Nadia, we have made a mutual choice to end the cooperation,” says the Danish Refugee Council to BT. “We were not consulted about her decision [on April 1], which of course we think is problematic and not in accordance with the human rights values ​​that we in the Danish Refugee Council fight for every day. ” Nadim looks at it differently and claims via Twitter that her last and only job for the Danish Refugee Council took place in 2019 in Kenya. “To come three years later and say that the collaboration has stopped is equivalent to me saying that my contract with Manchester City was terminated today. The ‘collaboration’ stopped automatically, “she wrote. Meanwhile, in related news, Nadim will not take part in the home qualifier for the World Cup 2023 today against Azerbaijan. Should the Danes win, they will qualify if the suspension of their only serious group rival, Russia, is maintained.

Confirmation: over 20,000 Ukrainians have applied for a temporary residence permit
The Danish Immigration Service has confirmed that more than 20,000 Ukrainians had applied for a temporary residence permit from Sunday. Many more applications are expected. So far, 3,683 permits have been granted. A special law, which was quickly passed through parliament in March, gave Ukrainians the same rights as people from EU member states. More than 100,000 are expected to arrive in Denmark after fleeing their country after the Russian invasion. A total of 4.5 million have fled – mostly women and children.

More leeway given to farmers to produce energy crops to meet demand
Energy crops used to produce biogas, which in Denmark are mainly maize, are bad for the environment because they absorb nutrients too much and emit greenhouse gases and nitrogen during cultivation and use. For that reason, the national limit for energy crops had to be lowered from 12 to 8 percent of all arable land in August. But now the parties behind the bill have agreed to continue with 12 percent in light of the demand to reduce Denmark’s dependence on Russian gas. Still, the limit will be lowered to 6 percent in August 2023 and 4 percent a year later – as previously agreed.

DMI marks the 150th anniversary of ‘since records began’
When the media report that it is the hottest, coldest, windiest or wettest since the registrations started, the date in question is 1872, the year in which the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) was founded. Therefore, the weather forecaster celebrated its 150th anniversary on April 1, the exact date it was launched with four employees performing manual measurements. Today, from its headquarters at Lyngbyvej 100 in Copenhagen, it has a team of 300.

Record number of patents submitted by Danish companies last year
The number of European patent applications filed by Danish companies is record high, according to the European Patent Office (EPO), which received 2,642 in 2021 – an increase of 9.2 percent compared to 2020. Leading were wind energy, medical equipment, hearing aids and life science – which together accounted for about 40 percent of the patents. Denmark is the third most innovative country per capita with 454 applications per million inhabitants. Only Switzerland and Sweden can do more.

Road Directorate: Roads are best avoided on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
The Danish Road Directorate in the Danish Road Directorate warns the public to avoid using the roads on Maundy Thursday between 13.00 and 18.00 and Good Friday between 10.00 and 14.00. Meanwhile, railway delays are expected due to engineering work, many ferries are sold out due to fewer holiday services, and airports expect longer queue times than usual, so it is recommended to arrive 150 minutes before departure.

Source: The Nordic Page

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