Danish Industry is well satisfied with the EU’s climate focus.
There are euro signs in the eyes of several green business leaders in Denmark after the EU’s 27 member yesterday closed a huge deal on a new seven-year EU budget and an associated recovery fund.
30 percent of both funds, which together amount to a staggering 13.6 trillion kroner, have been earmarked for a greener Europe.
In the present budget the figure is 20 percent.
And it is a benefit for Denmark that more emphasis is placed on climate, says Anders Ladefoged, who is deputy director and head of European policy at DI.
– It is one of the places we are strong in Denmark. It will hopefully soon result in orders for Danish companies.
Both small and large companies are cheering
Thomas Heltborg Juul is director of the green company Green Mobility, which supplies electric shared cars. He is precisely one of those who hopes that the EU agreement can be given a boost in the order book.
– The more incentives there are to get more electric cars on the streets around Europe, the better it is for us in terms of expanding our business in Europe, he says.
He has now rolled out his electric cars in Denmark and Sweden and plans to have them on the streets in Belgium and Finland this autumn and hopes to be able to hit even more countries over the next year.
At the very heavy end of Danish industry, the agreement also meets with enthusiasm.
– Now I’m from the west coast, so I took it easy and read it just a few times and turned it around with some colleagues. But this is a good agreement, in which we can see some good opportunities, says Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, global operations director at the wind turbine company Vestas.
He believes the deal is going to create more stability in the market and that green investment is rapidly gaining momentum around Europe.
– It is of course important for Vestas. But it is also important for our industry and for the entire green transition, says Tommy Rahbek Nielsen.