Danish companies and organizations are at the forefront of green technology and knowhow. As the first country in the world, Denmark has decided to lead the transition and become a green and resource efficient economy entirely independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

In this transition period, it is possible for Denmark to prolong its oil and gas independency, uphold thousands of jobs and retain an industry that is a net contributor to the welfare society if the right measures are put in place for the oil and gas industry.

India’s high GDP growth rates and a rapidly growing middle class have meant a significant increase in the demand for energy. Stable energy and energy efficiency is a high priority on the political agenda in India. The existing power plants are in poor condition due to lack of maintenance, poor management and considerable wastage in transmission of electricity. The electricity sector in India therefore demands expertise, equipment, cables, plants and energy-saving and eco-efficient practices.

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    Wind power is the most rapidly growing energy source in the world. Increased focus on climate changes and renewable energy is supporting the wind power industry in gaining momentum. Denmark has benefited tremendously from being a first mover in the wind industry and the country today boasts a world-leading industry with hundreds of companies covering every aspect of the supply chain, ranging from wind turbine and blade producers, developers of offshore wind farms to special vessels for offshore installation, transport, maintenance and service and manufacturers of components and parts for the turbine.

    The Government of India has a target of adding 175 GW of renewable power in the country by 2022, which will offer massive investment opportunities across the value chain. Wind energy accounts for nearly 61% of renewable installed capacity, thereby making India the world’s fourth largest wind energy producer.

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    While India’s population continues to grow, access to water continues to dwindle. The country’s future may be greatly affected by the limited water for households and agriculture. Over 20 percent of India’s diseases can be traced back to the poor water quality in India. To make matters worse, less than 35 percent of the entire population of India has access to traditional sanitation, further exacerbating the spread of diseases in the country. For years, major Danish consultancy and manufacturing companies have specialized in the water, metering and sanitation sector, accumulating great expertise, particularly because this sector has been a longstanding focus area in Danish development policy. A 700 million strong population without direct access to drinking water and inadequate infrastructure etc. gives a particular huge potential in this area.

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    Denmark has utilized biomass to produce bioenergy for decades, in fact, the consumption of biomass for heat and power production in Denmark more than quadrupled between 1980 and 2009. Today, approximately 70% of renewable-energy consumption in Denmark stems from biomass, primarily wood pellets, straw and wood chips, and towards 2020, bioenergy will continue to make up most of total renewable energy consumption. Specifically, Danish companies rank among the world’s leading developers of biomass boilers as well as developers of enzymes for production of second-generation bioethanol. With regards to biomass and biofuels, increased use in combined heat and power production and transport continues to improve Danish companies’ opportunities for development, innovation and exports. Within agriculture, Denmark is spearheading new technologies to turn biogas and liquid biomass into energy, and dozens of plants, private and public alike, are already in operation today.

    To meet the increasing energy needs of the country and to provide Energy Security, National Policy on Biofuels was announced in December 2009. The major goals of the policy are Development and utilization of indigenous non-food feed stocks raised on degraded or waste lands, thrust on research and development on cultivation, processing and production of biofuels and a blending mandate of 20% Ethanol and Bio-diesel by 2017. The objective of biofuel program is to support R&D, Pilot plant/Demonstration projects leading to the commercial development of 2nd Generation biofuels. The ministry supports R & D projects for the development of technologies for production of biofuels through Biogas, Pyrolysis and Gasification, besides promoting deployment of technologies for pilot and full-scale projects on biofuels in general.

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    Although solar availability would appear to be scarce in Denmark, the country has become a leader in combined heat and electric generation – all-in-one, in the same power plant. In Denmark solar power is used in two different ways: Solar panels, which are used to heat up buildings and to produce district heating, and solar cells, which are used to produce electricity. In 2015 the Danish solar power plant systems produced energy equivalent to 1.8 percent of the total Danish energy consumption and 2.2 of the total Danish electricity production.

    The target of National Solar Mission has been up-scaled to 100 GW from 20 GW of grid connected solar power by 2022, which creates a positive environment among investors keen to tap into India’s renewable energy potential.

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    Denmark has produced oil and gas from the Danish part of the North Sea since 1972. Oil and gas production still contributes significantly to state revenue. Thus, the tax revenue, exports and profits generated by the oil and gas sector have had a major impact on the Danish economy and helped build the Danish welfare state. Denmark has been a net exporter of oil and natural gas since 1997. Forecasts show that Denmark will remain a net exporter until the 2020s.

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    A number of policy reforms have been taken by the Indian Government to remove obstacles to investment and incentivize oil and gas sector on the lines of ease of doing business, minimum government maximum governance and promote Make in India initiative.

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