Sustainable Energy and Environment

a research area in focus at the Department of Environmental Science (a "Strategic Growth Area", SGA)

Transition to a low carbon society based on renewable energy

The long-term EU goal is a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% in 2050 in relation to 1990.

In Denmark, there is also a broad political consensus of a transition to a low carbon society in 2050, which is resource efficient, based on renewable energy and with low greenhouse gas emissions from other sectors.

SGA for Sustainable Energy and Environment

The overall research goal of the SGA for Sustainable Energy and Environment is to develop the understanding and knowledge required in order to support a transition to renewable energy provision and consumption that minimizes the negative effects on natural resources, environment, climate and human health while being economically feasible and socially acceptable.

The Department of Environmental Science has strong expertise in cross-disciplinary research that supports a transition to a low carbon society based on renewable energy with focus on air pollution, health impacts, welfare economics, sociology and public policy.

Research areas

You can read more about research areas where the SGA for Sustainable Energy and Environment can contribute through these links:

Examples of recent and ongoing projects

Publications

Sustainable Energy and Environment - publications within the research area.

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Sustainable Energy and Environment - persons involved

Mikael Skou Andersen, Professor, Department of Environmental Science - Environmental social science, Silkeborg
Jørgen Brandt, Professor - Head of Section, Department of Environmental Science - Atmospheric modeling
Ronggang Cong, Scientist, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Pia Frederiksen, Senior Researcher - Head of section, Department of Environmental Science - Emission modeling & environmental geography
Anne Jensen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Steen Solvang Jensen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Atmospheric modeling
Anders Johansen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Environmental microbiology & biotechnology
Gregor Levin, Senior Advisor, Department of Environmental Science - Emission modeling & environmental geography
Louise Martinsen, Academic staff member, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Doan Nainggolan, Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Helle Ørsted Nielsen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Special Advisor, Department of Environmental Science - Emission modeling & environmental geography
Helge Rørdam Olesen, Senior Advisor, Department of Environmental Science - Atmospheric modeling
Anders Branth Pedersen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Lars Kjerulf Petersen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science
Marlene Schmidt Plejdrup, Academic staff member, Department of Environmental Science - Emission modeling & environmental geography
Morten Winther, Senior Advisor, Department of Environmental Science - Emission modeling & environmental geography
Marianne Zandersen, Senior Researcher, Department of Environmental Science - Enviromental social science