Jørgen Henningsen has worked as part of the European Commission for almost 20 years, first as director of DG Environment and from 2001 as principal advisor of DG Energy and Transport. He headed the commission’s negotiations on the UN Climate Convention and the subsequent Kyoto Protocol. Henningsen retired from the European Commission in 2006 and is currently senior consultant for the European Policy Centre think tank.

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The Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy reported in 2010 that Denmark could be independent of fossil fuels by 2050 with a concomitant greenhouse gas emission reduction on the order of 80 percent compared to 1990 emissions. The commission defined independence from fossil fuels as no use of fossil fuels for energy in Denmark. Import […]

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