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The 1973 oil crisis and the designing of a Danish energy policy

Die Ölkrise von 1973 und die Entwicklung einer dänischen Energiepolitik
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Abstract The Danish energy supply was well-functioning before the oil crisis began in 1973, but the country was highly dependent on imported oil. Thus, the crisis hit a key nerve in its society. This paper analyzes the energy supply before and after 1973, especially the immediate and long-term measures taken to ensure supply security. I argue that the two most important features were the establishment of a regulative regime and the construction of a diversified energy supply. Governmental regulation was considered a precondition for a successful turnaround of the energy sector from an extreme dependency on imported oil to a diversified energy mix. However, increased CO2 emissions soon made evident that the multi-tier energy supply system was fairly short sighted, and, in the wake of the Brundtland Report, Denmark entered a new and more climatefriendly path.
Keywords Denmark; energy policy; energy supply; crisis; crude oil; energy production; wind energy; renewable energy; climate protection; diversification
Classification Special areas of Departmental Policy; Ecology, Environment
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 94-112
Journal Historical Social Research, 39 (2014) 4
Issue topic The energy crises of the 1970s
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works