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Can citizens ensure a green transition?

Daria Rivin

EnergiselskabetØrsted announced that it will sell the distribution company RadiusElnet by the end of 2019. The sale of Radius may have a serious impact on Denmark’s green transition and may affect the electricity price of 1 million users in the Copenhagen area and the northern and central regions. The Consumer-owned Radius Association recommends that citizens can help purchase Radius and make it consumer-owned, just like other power grids in Denmark today, thereby improving efficiency and having an impact on the green transition.

Repeat the DONG scandal, no more, thank you

In 2013, there was a strong protest in Denmark, when the Ministry of Finance sold 19% of Dong Energy’s shares and the veto power of Dong’s board of directors to the US investment bank Goldman Sachs. Fearing that history would repeat itself, Peter Laudrup, a patent consultant at the Høiberg Patent Office, together with a handful of determined citizens, established the Forbrugerejet Radius Association after Ørsted announced the sale of Radius Elnet.

The association is led by Lautrup and aims to raise awareness of Radius Elnet’s sale and privatization. As the name suggests, the company acquired Radius Elnet and made it owned by consumers, just like other Danish electricity networks are located in Copenhagen Regions and outside of North and Central New Zealand.

“That just caught our attention. But the problem is that quite a lot of Danish citizens do not have the 12 billion Swedish kronor lying in a drawer ready to throw it over the grid where no one is really involved,” Peter Laudrup explained.

Don’t understand energy poverty in Denmark

Laudrup
Explain that the members of the association quickly realized this,
It is difficult for citizens to participate in power lines.This is a region
For the grid, many consumers will not question
Infrastructure is located underground under our feet
Did not see it-then for many people, it feels less important
Or urgent questions.

We use it every day when we wake up, sleep, at home and when we go out. But most Danes don’t think about whether water comes out of the faucet when entering the shower, or whether there is water coming out of the light bulb when the switch is pressed. “This is because we don’t know the so-called energy poverty in Denmark. It is expected that the infrastructure will operate normally and can rely on the grid. Now everything looks good. But the problem lies in the sale of Radius Elnet. Peter Laudrup explained, If Radius Elnet is privatized, in the worst case, our electricity prices may rise even more, but this will also affect the speed of the green transition.

Consumer-owned electricity paves the way for faster green conversion

“with
Consumer-owned companies are often
Municipal companies and private companies. So there is an opportunity to make money,
Peter Laudrup said:

“In other countries with full commercial ownership of basic services, if you, as a consumer, do not pay on time, you will turn off the power. Of course, energy poverty has social disadvantages, but it also means that these people use oil stoves and electric lights to baptize. This pollution is much more serious-we would rather avoid this, so it is important for Radius Elnet to be owned by consumers rather than consumers, he said.

Climate lunatic or climate critic?

The power grid is very important, especially after the recent parliamentary elections, there has been a lot of attention to the green transition and climate legislation. If we actually switch from black energy to green energy, it will have an impact on our grid.

“The green transition is a buzzword that usually means: use less energy, and use green and renewable energy. But if Danish citizens replace gasoline cars with electric vehicles as part of the green transition, our critical infrastructure will Tested. If everyone charges an electric car and heats a house or apartment with a heat pump, the fuse will blow. Peter Laudrup says the cables on the road are not big enough, which is why selling Radius Reasons for the significant impact of green conversion and grid expansion.

An empirical study conducted by Professor Ulrik Jørgensen of the Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Change at Aalborg University shows that consumer-owned companies are more willing to prepare for change. But just as importantly, user-owned companies will find it easier to collaborate across non-traditional methods, thus simplifying the green transition-even involving citizens’ power grids. This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk

Daria Rivin

EnergiselskabetØrsted announced that it will sell the distribution company RadiusElnet by the end of 2019. The sale of Radius may have a serious impact on Denmark’s green transition and may affect the electricity price of 1 million users in the Copenhagen area and the northern and central regions. The Consumer-owned Radius Association recommends that citizens can help purchase Radius and make it consumer-owned, just like other power grids in Denmark today, thereby improving efficiency and having an impact on the green transition.

Repeat the DONG scandal, no more, thank you

In 2013, there was a strong protest in Denmark, when the Ministry of Finance sold 19% of Dong Energy’s shares and the veto power of Dong’s board of directors to the US investment bank Goldman Sachs. Fearing that history would repeat itself, Peter Laudrup, a patent consultant at the Høiberg Patent Office, together with a handful of determined citizens, established the Forbrugerejet Radius Association after Ørsted announced the sale of Radius Elnet.

The association is led by Lautrup and aims to raise awareness of Radius Elnet’s sale and privatization. As the name suggests, the company acquired Radius Elnet and made it owned by consumers, just like other Danish electricity networks are located in Copenhagen Regions and outside of North and Central New Zealand.

“That just caught our attention. But the problem is that quite a lot of Danish citizens do not have the 12 billion Swedish kronor lying in a drawer ready to throw it over the grid where no one is really involved,” Peter Laudrup explained.

Don’t understand energy poverty in Denmark

Laudrup
Explain that the members of the association quickly realized this,
It is difficult for citizens to participate in power lines.This is a region
For the grid, many consumers will not question
Infrastructure is located underground under our feet
Did not see it-then for many people, it feels less important
Or urgent questions.

We use it every day when we wake up, sleep, at home and when we go out. But most Danes don’t think about whether water comes out of the faucet when entering the shower, or whether there is water coming out of the light bulb when the switch is pressed. “This is because we don’t know the so-called energy poverty in Denmark. It is expected that the infrastructure will operate normally and can rely on the grid. Now everything looks good. But the problem lies in the sale of Radius Elnet. Peter Laudrup explained, If Radius Elnet is privatized, in the worst case, our electricity prices may rise even more, but this will also affect the speed of the green transition.

Consumer-owned electricity paves the way for faster green conversion

“with
Consumer-owned companies are often
Municipal companies and private companies. So there is an opportunity to make money,
Peter Laudrup said:

“In other countries with full commercial ownership of basic services, if you, as a consumer, do not pay on time, you will turn off the power. Of course, energy poverty has social disadvantages, but it also means that these people use oil stoves and electric lights to baptize. This pollution is much more serious-we would rather avoid this, so it is important for Radius Elnet to be owned by consumers rather than consumers, he said.

Climate lunatic or climate critic?

The power grid is very important, especially after the recent parliamentary elections, there has been a lot of attention to the green transition and climate legislation. If we actually switch from black energy to green energy, it will have an impact on our grid.

“The green transition is a buzzword that usually means: use less energy, and use green and renewable energy. But if Danish citizens replace gasoline cars with electric vehicles as part of the green transition, our critical infrastructure will Tested. If everyone charges an electric car and heats a house or apartment with a heat pump, the fuse will blow. Peter Laudrup says the cables on the road are not big enough, which is why selling Radius Reasons for the significant impact of green conversion and grid expansion.

An empirical study conducted by Professor Ulrik Jørgensen of the Center for Design, Innovation and Sustainable Change at Aalborg University shows that consumer-owned companies are more willing to prepare for change. But just as importantly, user-owned companies will find it easier to collaborate across non-traditional methods, thus simplifying the green transition-even involving citizens’ power grids. This article is only an expression of the author’s own position. All works submitted to KLIMANYT must comply with journalistic ethics. Debate entries can be sent to redaktion@klimanyt.dk