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Act on the promotion of renewable energy (No. 1392 of 2008).

Type of law

Purpose of the Act is to promote the production of energy using renewable energy such as wind, hydro, biogas, biomass, solar, wave and tidal energy and geothermal heat. The regulations aim to ensure reducing dependence on fossil fuels, of CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases to achieve national and international targets. The Act specifically applies to wind turbines facilities by promoting development measures to harness energy from water and wind on onshore or offshore economic zones. The Ministry of Climate and Energy shall ensure adherence to EU regulations, directives and decisions on nature conservation, by setting conditions on protecting the natural habitats.
The Act consists of 12 Chapters: Purpose, scope and definition (1); Measures to facilitate the deployment of wind turbines (2); Access to exploit energy from water and wind at sea (3); Connecting and safety requirements for wind turbines (4); Regulating electricity for wind turbines (5); Surcharges (6); Administrative rules (7); Energy supervision (8); Appeals, energy appeals (9); Injunctions and penalties (10); Entry into force (11); Changing rules (12).
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The Act enters into force on 1 January 2009.
This Act is not applicable to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om fremme af vedvarende energi.