Nuclear energy in Denmark

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Denmark imports but does not produce nuclear energy, which is in accordance with a 1985 law passed by the Danish parliament, prohibiting power production from nuclear energy in Denmark.[1][2][3] In 2014 and 2015, (imported) nuclear power was 3-4% of electricity consumption in Denmark.[4]

In 2007, about 11.4 TWh of nuclear energy was exported and 10.4 TWh imported. Import from Sweden amounted 5 TWh, from Norway 3.9 TWh, and from Germany 1.5 TWh.

Both Sweden and Germany have a portion of nuclear energy in their power production.[1] Beginning in 2003, three nuclear research reactors at the former Risø National Laboratory are in the process of being decommissioned.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Nuclear Power in Denmark". World Nuclear Association. May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Regulatory and Institutional Framework for Nuclear Activities. Denmark" (PDF). Nuclear legislation in OECD countries (OECD/NEA): 4. 2007. ISSN 1727-3854. 
  3. ^ Energy Policies of IEA Countries - Denmark. 2006 Review (PDF). OECD/IEA. 2006. p. 132. ISBN 92-64-10971-4. 
  4. ^ "Rekord lav CO2-udledning fra elforbrug i 2015", 1 March 2015.