Links to interesting stuff


Here you can find some interesting information about activities in Denmark regarding the topics of IT and sustainability.


More about the peer trainings in Denmark can be seen in the section "Insights and outputs from the IT-peer trainings".


"YoungEnergy" (UngEnergi) initiative organised by the Danish NGO "Vedvarende Energi" (Renewal Energy)

Young people between 15 and 35 years can become members of the UngEnergi network and participate as volunteer in peer-to-peer information about energy consumption and energy saving. For instance, the participants can be "change agents" (forandringsagenter) at their local school.





Danish Repair Network


The Danish Reparationsnetværket (The Repair Network) has recently got new funding from the Danish state for their activities. Reparationsnetværket is a network of organisations, companies and persons who work for promoting repair and getting more people to repair their broken things themselves. The network focuses in particular on broken electronics, and they are organizing a number of Repair Cafes where citizens can meet up and get help to repair their electronics etc..



Schools in Rudersdal Kommune saves energy by changing behaviour

Rudersdal Kommune (north of Copenhagen) win price for saving energy in the schools. They get the 2014 price from "Energiforum Danmark" for saving electricity, heating and water on their schools through a combination of energy renovation and changed behaviour. The pupils at the schools have played an important role in achieving 31% reduction in electricity use, 20% reduction on heat consumption and 27% reduction on water consumption. The director of Vedbæk Skole says: "If the pupils learn to change their behaviour at the school, then I think that they also can do this at home". Rudersdal Kommune won the price in the category of "Public Buildings and Institutions".


Download report about the project and its results:



Increasing sales of electric cars in Denmark

The electric car is still a rare thing in Denmark, but the sales are now going up. In 2013, only 600 electric cars were sold in Denmark, but in the first nine months of 2014 there has already been sold around 1.000 cars. This is about 65% more than in 2013. And the figure probably gets even higher.


Read the story on the website of DR Link to DR:



Danish minister on energy and climate propose phase out of coal

Coal is still being used in Danish electricity production, which is particularly bad for the climate, because coal emits particularly high levels of the greenhouse gas CO2. However, the Danish minister on energy and climate, Rasmus Helveg Petersen, now suggests to speed up the planned phasing out of coal. He suggests that Denmark should end burning coal by 2025. Coal represents about 20% of the electricity consumption today.


Read the story on the website of DR Link to DR:




Danish PowerPlant

Burmeister & Wain Energy has signed a contract with the city of Aarhus and will supply the boiler to one of the largest straw-fired power plant, located in Lisbjerg Aarhus.


The plant, which is being built next to the existing waste incineration plant is designed to produce 37 MW of electrical capacity and 80 MW of district heat, equivalent to one fifth of the district heating capacity of Aarhus city. The plant supplied annually with 240,000 tonnes of straw, but may also use other types of biomass.


Fact: Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark, and it's also where we at AURA Energi/Raadgivning are located. :-)









Students build future energy-generating properties

More than 30 students from DTU fighting for Denmark in the competition Solar Decathlon Europe in Paris and has designed a house that produces 240 percent more energy than it uses.






Denmark in front of European Smart Grid Projects

Just over one in five European Smart Grid projects in research and development are located in Denmark. This puts Denmark in front, according to a European study of Smart Grid projects. However, efforts must be made to maintain Denmark's leading position and the knowledge gained will hopefully translate into more demonstration projects.






District heating


District heating is waste heat used for warming up houses. It is an effective exploitation of resources. The video shows nine bids on how to reduce energy costs when heating your home.




Save energy


This video gives you eight good and concrete reasons to save energy and thereby benefit the environment.