Danish company wins the 2014 Award for Leadership in New Energy
09 September 2014
The Danish energy company DONG Energy is winner of the 2014 Award for Leadership in New Energy, presented by Energy Intelligence. The award recognises a company that is at the forefront of the energy transition from traditional fossil fuels to alternative energy forms.
“DONG Energy is a perfect example of a company leveraging its offshore oil and gas experience to develop a new sector, offshore wind power. It's a leader in that area and will play a central role in driving down costs," said David Pike, Editor of EI New Energy, Energy Intelligence’s carbon and renewables information service.
Ambitious national energy targets
DONG Energy has become the world’s biggest player in the offshore wind energy sector, after building the world’s first offshore wind farm in 1991 and the first large-scale offshore project in 2002. DONG Energy’s activities come alongside an ambitious clean energy programme in Denmark, backed by some of the toughest renewable energy targets in the world that are designed to wean the country off oil, gas and coal. Denmark’s long-term target is to reach 100% renewable energy in the energy and transport sectors by 2050.
The award will be presented to DONG Energy on October 29, 2014, during the first full day of the 35th Annual Oil & Money Conference in London, organised by Energy Intelligence and the International New York Times.