Many Danish municipalities use the online tool Energy- and CO2 Accounts to get an overview of greenhouse gas emissions in the municipality. The online tool collects relevant data that can be used as a basis for the municipalities’ climate action plans, and which makes it possible for citizens to follow emissions from, for example, energy production, agriculture or transport in the individual municipality.
Now the online tool needs to be further improved. In February, Center Denmark and Energy Cluster Denmark took over the secretariat function for the Energy and CO2 accounts, the development of which is initiated by the Danish Energy Agency, KL, the regions and the philanthropic association Realdania and is handled by Viegand Maagøe.
Søren Bernt Lindegaard, Project Manager and Head of Secretariat at Center Denmark, is looking forward to an exciting new assignment:
“We are proud to take care of the tool in close collaboration with our members, who are especially the country’s municipalities and several regions. We stand on the shoulders of many years of good work – and look forward to imparting our competencies in data management and innovative green transition to the benefit of even more users“, says Søren Bernt Lindegaard.
Middelfart Kommune har benyttet Energi- og CO2-regnskabet i flere år og ser positivt på det nye sekretariat.
“We simply love using the tool, as it is educational for the municipalities as well as for the citizens, who with full transparency can follow how things are going with our emissions. We see lots of perspectives in the new secretariat and would like to help make the tool even better and make the tool the green GPS that the municipalities can use on our transition journey,” says Morten Westergaard, Climate Manager in Middelfart Municipality.
According to Glenda Napier, CEO of Energy Cluster Denmark, the Energy and CO2 accounts will help municipalities accelerate the green transition locally and across Denmark.
“The municipalities are important for the green transition of our society. With the new secretariat, we will support the individual municipality’s data-driven green transition and the work that is ongoing in the climate partnership DK2020 between KL, the regions and Realdania. At the same time, we want municipalities across the country to be able to work together on their common challenges. Here, the Energy and CO2 accounts can be a fact-based tool that can make a tangible difference for the Danish municipalities,” says Glenda Napier.
The energy and CO2 accounts have been established as a collaboration between the Danish Energy Agency, KL, Danish Regions, the philanthropic association Realdania, three regions and 83 Danish municipalities. You will find the tool on sparenergi.dk. Center Denmark and Energy Cluster Denmark take over the secretariat function from Gate 21.
Read more about Center Denmark at: https://www.centerdenmark.com/da/
Read more about Energy Cluster Denmark at: https://www.energycluster.dk/
Questions can be asked to: Søren Bernt Lindegaard, Project Manager and Head of Secretariat at Center Denmark: +45 42 59 50 20.