New Centre for Energy Savings to expand the Trust's activities
From 1 March 2010 the activities of the Danish Electricity Saving Trust at www.savingtrust.dk will be expanded to cover energy savings for all forms of energy, other than transport. Simultaneously, all energy savings initiatives in Denmark will be combined under the renamed Danish Energy Saving Trust, which will expand and develop the former Electricty Saving Trust's activities and initiatives.
Savings covering all forms of energy
Regardless of whether you are looking for knowledge about your district heating installation, your oil-fired or natural gas boiler, or need expert advice on insulation, you will find to find the information here. There will also be new content on solar powered heating and hot water.
Not all areas were completely finished by 1 March 2010, but work is ongoing to update the site with all the latest information for the new areas. If you can't find the information you need, or have an comments, you are welcome to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New section for industry and commerce
The website will also include a section for a brand new target group. Up to now the focus has been on consumers and the public sector, but now the website will be addressing the needs of commercial and industrial users too. This means that the website will have added information about areas such as ventilation and cooling.
Activities continue in a new organisation
The Danish parliament has decided to combine all the Danish energy saving activities under one roof at the new Danish Energy Saving Trust. This means that the Trust's activities and initiatives will continue in the new centre.
The centre's job description is to ensure viable and effective energy savings based on campaigns, publicity and the development of energy saving products and solutions.
Independent Chairman and Board
The Danish Energy Saving Trust is an independent, public sector authority with its own Board with a secretariat linked to the the Danish Energy Agency in organisational terms. The Board will appoint a new director of the centre.
Erik Jacobsen, the present Director General of the Royal Danish Theatre has been appointed by the Minister for Climate and Energy as the new Chairman. Additional appointments to the Board will follow.
The centre is financed by a special energy savings charge of DKK 0.006/kWh payable by households and the public sector. Total annual proceeds amount to approximately DKK 90 million.
The staff of the former Electricity Saving Trust will continue to work in the new Danish Energy Saving Trust, with the exception of the former Head of Secretariat, Göran Wilke, who left the organisation on 1 March.