It writes the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Supply in a press release.
The agency has calculated how it expects the CO2 emissions to look in 2030 with the measures that have been made in the area so far.
And here 8.2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions have been cut. According to the ministry, this largely corresponds to the annual emissions from all Danish cars and vans.
Climate Minister Dan Jørgensen (S) emphasizes that progress does not mean resting on our laurels.
– We have come a long way in just one year, and we have come further than first assumed. This is good news – not least for the climate, he says in the press release.
The reduction in the projection is slightly larger than assumed in the ministry’s analysis in 2020.
Here, it was expected that by 2030, emissions would have been reduced by 6.3 million tonnes of CO2. In other words, the ministry had found 31.5 percent of the CO2 emissions that according to the government’s plan should be out of the Danish climate accounts by 2030.
The reason why the projection has improved must be found especially in the gas area, the ministry writes. The gas in Denmark is becoming significantly greener because more biogas is being produced.
A smaller part of the reduction is also due to a technical downward adjustment of the expected emissions from, among other things, low-lying soils and fewer expected emissions from electricity and heat production.
Dan Jørgensen says in the press release that they are still working to find reductions to have a climate-neutral society.
– It is not an easy task, and therefore we are already looking at how we can find further reductions, he says.
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