Extraction og primary energy

We now come to the place in E2G Map where we begin to extract the energy for later transportation and use

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Extraction of primary energy

We extract transportable primary energy when we ...

  • Dig coal out of the ground
  • Extract uranium out of rocks
  • Pumps oil and natural gas from the underground
  • Grows energy crops in the fields and harvest them
  • Collect residues from food production and from biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste
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Extraction og primary energy

Transportable and local primary energies

The "Transportable primary energy" is the energy that can be transported, and which we therefore do not need to convert to other forms of energy or energy services, the place where we extract it.

The local primary energy has to be converted into energy services or other energy forms the place where it is harvest, because it cannot be transported. It's what we call "Local primary energy". The "Local primary energy" (solar, wind, water, wave, ambient heat, tides, currents and geothermal energy), we return to - namely, the points of the Energy-Together map where the primary energy is converted into secondary energy and energy services.

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Extraction of transportable primary energy

Here is an overview of the primary energies that we can extract and transport

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Extraction of primary energy

On the Energy-Together map you can see the sizes of the primary energies, we annually extracts in Denmark. Figures are from DEA's statistics.

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The decision chain

The Energy-Together map also contains the chain of decisions that lead to changes in the extraction of energy. This chain we call "Decision Chain", and it goes from decisions regarding Research and Development – to decisions concerning the Operation of the extraction of energy.

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Extraction of primary energy

Energy-Together map

Here you see the part of the Energy-Together map concerning the extraction of transportable primary energy.

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Decisions concerning extraction of energy

The decision chain may point to each of the different primary energies. It is only the decisions in the chain that is changed when it either points to the coal, natural gas, oil, or biomass. Here is an example of the decisions taken within the oil extraction

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Question regarding extraction

To which category belongs Wind Power 

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  • Transportable primary energy
  • Local primary energy


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