DONG Energy

DONG Energy

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Safe spaces for threatened species
Safe spaces for threatened species

1 year ago - The Earth is a wonderful place. But burning rainforests, melting glaciers and dying corals could wipe out nearly half of all plant and animal species in some of the world’s most naturally rich areas. We need to act now to protect animals and habitats from the effects of climate change.

DONG Energy name change to Ørsted now in effect
DONG Energy name change to Ørsted now in effect

1 year ago - At the extraordinary general meeting today, it was decided to change the company's name from DONG Energy A/S to Ørsted A/S. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ørsted, says: "I'm delighted that the shareholders clearly supported changing the company's name to Ørsted. The reason for the name change is that after the comprehensive strategic transformation from black to green energy, our old name no longer matched the company. Ørsted is a signal of our Danish roots – and our vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. The new name has already been well received in Denmark and abroad."

DONG Energy Re-Emerging as Ørsted to Commemorate Oil, Gas Divestment
DONG Energy Re-Emerging as Ørsted to Commemorate Oil, Gas Divestment

1 year ago - Over the past decade, Danish energy company DONG Energy has ambitiously transitioned away from oil and coal to transform itself into one of Europe’s cleanest, most sustainable energy companies.

Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader
Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader

2 years ago - If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.

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Trending: DONG Energy, Stanford Scientists Carving Out Carbon-Neutral Future
Trending: DONG Energy, Stanford Scientists Carving Out Carbon-Neutral Future

2 years ago - While energy companies continue to forge ahead with plans to reduce CO2 emissions, researchers are uncovering new ways to use the gas a feedstock to create renewable fuels.

European Energy Giants Join Forces to Overcome Barriers to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System
European Energy Giants Join Forces to Overcome Barriers to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System

2 years ago - Renewable energy continues to gain steam, shedding its niche status and moving towards the mainstream, but further progress is being impeded by barriers related to regulation and storage.

Trending: Projects Across Europe, Puerto Rico Prove Renewables Are Becoming the New Normal
Trending: Projects Across Europe, Puerto Rico Prove Renewables Are Becoming the New Normal

2 years ago - Big things are brewing in the realm of clean energy, with new initiatives in France, Denmark and Puerto Rico ushering renewables towards the mainstream. France is poised to double its current wind and solar power capacity with a new plan approved by the European Commission that will see Europe’s second largest economy add 17 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its portfolio.

Clean200 Update: China Continues to Lead Clean Energy Economic Expansion
Clean200 Update: China Continues to Lead Clean Energy Economic Expansion

2 years ago - An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion. Although China’s stock market is less than half the size of the U.S., it has almost double the number of large clean energy companies (71 vs. 41).

Q&A: How DONG Energy Plans to Phase Out Coal by 2023
Q&A: How DONG Energy Plans to Phase Out Coal by 2023

2 years ago - Back in 2006, Danish energy company DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe, with only 15 percent of its heat and power coming from renewables. In just one decade, the company has completely transformed itself into one of Europe’s cleanest, most sustainable energy companies. Fifty-five percent of DONG’s heat and power is now renewable, and Denmark’s largest energy company now ranks 11th on the Carbon Clean 200 list — a ranking of 200 companies from around the world that are profiting from sustainable energy.

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DONG Energy, Tetra Pak Announce Bold New Climate Goals
DONG Energy, Tetra Pak Announce Bold New Climate Goals

2 years ago - There’s no stopping the low carbon economy. Two major announcements from DONG Energy and Tetra Pak could set new industry standards and pave the way for others to follow suit. DONG Energy has decided to phase out the use of coal at its power stations entirely by 2023. The decision is in line with the company’s goal of reducing its CO2 emissions in power and heat generation by 96 percent compared to 2006.

Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs
Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs

2 years ago - In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How DONG Energy Turned Black Into Green
How DONG Energy Turned Black Into Green

2 years ago - Danish energy company DONG Energy now ranks number 11 on the Carbon Clean 200 list – a ranking of 200 companies from around the world that are profiting from sustainable energy. The honour comes on the heels of a 10-year milestone, where ‘green’ energy now outpaces black in DONG’s heat and power portfolio. Back in 2006, DONG Energy was one of the most coal-intensive utilities in Europe, with only 15 percent of the company’s heat and power coming from renewables.

UK Sails Ahead with Offshore Wind Power
UK Sails Ahead with Offshore Wind Power

2 years ago - The UK, Denmark and Germany are leading the clean energy transformation in Europe. Since 1990, the UK has reduced its CO2 emissions by 25 percent, while other wealthy countries such as the US and Norway have increased their emissions of greenhouse gases. World's biggest fleet of offshore wind turbines One of the reasons for the UK’s leading role in the clean energy transformation lies off of its coasts, where enormous offshore wind farms convert high-speed ocean winds into sustainable energy. And the development of offshore wind power has only just begun.

Shocking News: European Energy Industry Outperforming US in Efforts to Meet Paris Targets
Shocking News: European Energy Industry Outperforming US in Efforts to Meet Paris Targets

2 years ago - A new report from CDP, analyzing a US$1.2tn3 grouping of the world’s major publicly listed international oil and gas companies, reveals an unsurprising transatlantic divide as European companies outperform their U.S. peers in preparedness for a low-carbon future. The oil and gas industry, and the use of its products, accounts for approximately 50 percent of global CO2 emissions1. Climate policies and disruptive technology affecting the use of hydrocarbon products in transport and utilities sectors will require the oil and gas industry to rapidly adapt in order to future-proof its business.

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Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16
Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Boston, MA to kick off the 6th annual New Metrics conference. Nearly 300 global senior executives across diverse sectors are convening today through Nov 16th to unveil cutting-edge corporate practices that measure and quantify environmental and social impacts and tie them to financial and business value. Conversations are focusing on Corporate Strategy & Operations, Customer Insights & Engagement, Investor Trends & Relations, as well as Supply Chain Impact & Management.

How DONG Is Working to Turn the Tables on 'Black' Energy
How DONG Is Working to Turn the Tables on 'Black' Energy

2 years ago - Here’s what you need to know about DONG Energy right now: It’s the largest energy provider in Denmark, and since 2008, has pivoted from being primarily an oil and natural gas provider to now offering more than 55 percent renewable energy to its customers.

Pivot, Partner, Proliferate: How Major Brands Are Driving Lasting, Industry-Wide Change
Pivot, Partner, Proliferate: How Major Brands Are Driving Lasting, Industry-Wide Change

2 years ago - The “musical chairs of leadership” can be a huge obstacle to embedding sustainability in the private sector. An average CMO remains in position for just 18 months, Thomas Kolster, aka “Mr. Goodvertising,” told SB’16 Copenhagen attendees on Tuesday afternoon. Sustainability teams also face the challenge of translating their work into the language of finance, and cultivating consistent C-suite buy-in. We must work and collaborate more closely together, Kolster reiterated, or we risk limiting the sustainability movement to a pursuit of the few.

Imagine Yourself on Top of an Offshore Wind Turbine …
Imagine Yourself on Top of an Offshore Wind Turbine …

2 years ago - On Tuesday morning, over breakfast at SB’16 Copenhagen, Filip Engel, head of DONG Energy Group Sustainability, and Ryan Bell from VRScout showed us virtual reality’s (VR) transformational power in sustainability communication. Modern energy companies have their share of challenges, as Engel told us.

Offshore Wind Costs Hit Record Low with New Dutch Wind Farm
Offshore Wind Costs Hit Record Low with New Dutch Wind Farm

3 years ago - Only four years ago, offshore wind farm developer DONG Energy set an ambitious 2020 target to build offshore wind energy for less than €100 per MWh. The target was also later adopted by the offshore wind industry. With Borssele 1+2, the forthcoming wind farm in the Netherlands, the target has now been reached. Head of Wind Power at DONG Energy, Samuel Leupold, says: “With Borssele 1 and 2, we’re reaching a critical industry milestone more than three years ahead of time. This demonstrates the great potential of offshore wind.”

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The Answer to North America's Energy Challenge Is Blowing in the Offshore Wind
The Answer to North America's Energy Challenge Is Blowing in the Offshore Wind

3 years ago - The United States, the world’s second-largest emitter of CO2, is faced with the task of converting its energy system from black to green. Offshore wind can help get the job done. Danish energy company DONG Energy believes that the US has the perfect conditions for exploiting the potential of offshore wind. The company, which has built roughly a quarter of the world’s current offshore wind capacity, has acquired the rights to establish wind farms in two areas off the country’s east coast, and expects offshore wind energy to be cheaper than fossil energy within 10 years.

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