Strategic impetus for the Energy focus area
The energy and transportation systems account for a large proportion of CO2 emissions. The national objective is to implement a green transformation of these systems to be fossil-free by 2050. The Capital Region, together with its municipalities, adopted the goal of a fossil-free energy system by 2035 and a fossil-free transport system by 2050.
The transformation includes a major focus on phasing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is a transition that presents many challenges such as security, independence from imported fuels, local energy resources, environmental impacts and energy prices. Investment is targeted to reduce CO2 emissions on a financially sustainable basis. Basically, our resources should be used more efficiently, and waste must be reduced.
It is expected that the future energy and transport systems will be a combination of many solutions: energy savings in existing buildings, integration of renewable energy, smart energy systems, resource efficiency and the idea that waste is managed as a resource. The solutions must be supported by new forms of cooperation as well as business and market models that are drivers for the transition to succeed.
On this basis Gate 21 strives to create value through the triple helix cooperation on the development of Greater Copenhagen as a pioneer in the green transition. During the strategy period, work is centred on project development within Smart Energy and resource efficiency as well as the possibilities of developing Living Labs within these areas to expand innovative technologies, behavioural patterns, business and market models and forms of cooperation.
For more information about the Enery focus area, contact Head of Energy Transtition Centre Henrik Teglgaard Lund