The 3rd annual geothermal conference was held in Fællessalen at Christiansburg on the 27th February 2019. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Heating for the future (Fremtidens Varme)’ and the event saw presentations from Danish minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate Lars Christian Lilleholt and from the Dutch director-general of Climate and Energy Sandor Gaastra among others.
Fællessalen was full, and the audience saw presentations on climate from University of Copenhagen’s Kathrine Richardson, on what measures we have to take now to change by Brian Vad Mathiesen from Aalborg University and how Denmark is addressing the required changes to implement renewable energies by Morten Bæk, permanent secretary of the Danish ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.
A debate among the politicians saw the left and right side of parliament agree that we need to address the climate issues at hand, and we need to find models which are sound both technically, financially and not least from a sustainable energy perspective.
With change come challenges and the day concluded with presentations from ATP, Dansk Fjernvarme and Dansk Energi, on their perspectives on financing and implementation into the system.
The day was expertly conducted by Christian Ibsen, Managing Director, Concito – Denmark’s green think tank.
Selected presentations can be found on