Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy
|Focus(es)||renewable energy, sustainable energy, environmentalism|
|Method(s)||newsletter, advice, education, lobbying|
The Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE)  is a non-governmental, non-profit, membership based association. OVE was founded in 1975 based on a popular movement for renewable energy in Denmark with close relationship to the anti-nuclear movement (OOA), which had an immense popular backup.
OVE’s aim is to work for a resource- and environment-conscious energy policy through grassroots initiatives to reach 100% renewable energy supply in Denmark by 2030.
OVE has a strong engagement:
- to influence the development of the Danish energy policy to be more resource- and environment-conscious especially by facilitating the use of renewable energy.
- to get the people informed of their possibilities to make their own action by installing renewable-energy systems in their own homes or institutions in Denmark.
Members: - Danish individuals who are users of renewable energy, as well as of groups, high schools, and companies working for renewable energy in Denmark. A special category of the members are the local Energy and Environment Offices, local popular information centers. In total, OVE has about 2500 members.
Decisions: - OVE's main decisions are made at the yearly General Assembly of the members and the bimonthly Board Meetings. The Members of the Board is elected at the General Assembly. The Chairman is elected by the Board.
Information: - The members are informed through a bimonthly magazine, in several subject-specific meetings, and a web site.
Activities in Denmark
- Seeking to be represented in the energy related law and regulation formulating processes through hearings and committees.
- Evaluating and producing policy and campaign papers on renewable energy issues.
- Publishing a Danish bi-monthly magazine "Renewable Energy and Environment" (In Danish: Vedvarende Energi & Miljø for the members.
- Offering a homepage with keys to literature, demonstration plants, companies and other relevant sites on the internet in Danish.
- Promoting information campaigns and giving advice in a close co-operation with the offices of “Energy Services”  and “Local Energy and Environmental Offices (SEK)”  e.g., the "Campaign for converting houses from electric heating systems into more environmental friendly energy sources like renewable energy" or Energy efficient windows”.
- Involved in the Schools Energy Forum (SEF)  aiming to implement more and better education on energy and environmental matters. Through SEF, OVE is partner to the Climate Caravan, which is offering educational possibilities in the schools in 98 municipalities of Denmark.
- Organising seminars, meetings at which technicians and users share knowledge and experiences. The main topics discussed are wind power, solar energy, biogas, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in green cities, along with integration of renewable energy into energy systems such as those for local cogeneration of heat and power.
Cooperation in Denmark
OVE has gone into co-operation with many other organisations interested in energy in Denmark. Among others:
- OVE’s bi-monthly magazine is published in cooperation with National Association for Organic Building  and the Association of Energy Offices (SEK).
- OVE is one of the 20 members of the Danish 92-Group (In Danish: 92-gruppen) where Danish environment and development organisations are cooperating since the UNCED Conference preparations in 1992. E.g., OVE was made a Climate Campaign in 2002  in cooperation with Greenpeace-Danmark, WWF-Denmark, Nature and Youth (in Danish: Natur og Ungdom), The Ecological Council (in Danish: Økologisk Råd), and FEU.
- OVE is active in projects in Europe, Asia and Africa to defend environment and decrease poverty. OVE has or has had projects in Thailand, Vietnam, Mozambique, Mongolia and in South Africa in co-operation with local NGOs.
OVE plays a significant role in international networking among NGOs. OVE is member of:
- INFORSE-Europe, International Network for Sustainable Energy, a NGO network with its International Secretariat based in Denmark, and with 7 Regional Co-ordinators in different continents. (). OVE is one of the founders of INFORSE in 1992.
- CAN-Europe, Climate Action Network - Europe, a NGO Network with a Secretariat based in Brussels, Belgium.
- European ECO-forum Pan-European network of NGOs on environment 
- Anti-nuclear movement
- Renewable energy
- Sustainable energy
- Danish Forest and Nature Agency
- Danish Society for Nature Conservation
- The Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy (OVE) (In Danish: Organisationen for Vedvarende Energi (OVE)
- Energy Services homepage
- Local Energy and Environmental Offices (SEK)'s homepage
- School Energy Forum's (SEF) homepage
- Climate Caravan’s homepage (In Danish: Klimakaravanen)
- National Association for Organic Building (In Danish: Landsforeningen Økologisk Byggeri) (LØB)
- Association of Energy Offices(SEK)'s homepage (In Danish: Samvirkende Energi- og Miljøforeninger)
- Climate Campaign’s homepage, (In Danish: Klimakampagne)
- INFORSE-Europe’s homepage
- INFORSE's homepage
- CAN’s homegae
- ECO-Forum’s homepage
- Danish Organisation for Renewable Energy
- Energy Service’s homepage, In Danish: Energitjenesten
- Danish Anti Nuclear Movement (OOA)’s homepage
- Danish 92-Group’s homepage
- NOAH’s homepage
- Climate Caravan’s homepage, in Danish: Klimakaravanen
- Climate Campaign homepage, in Danish: Klimakampagne 2002