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]

Instead, the country has focused on renewable energy sources such as wind energy to reduce the country's dependence on coal power. In 2007, about 11.4 TWh of electricity 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 have been 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.