Levy, Owens, part of delegation learning green technology on trip to Denmark
- Sep 18, 2023 12:11 pm GMT
A group of
"We have never faced a bigger challenge than climate change and it's going to take a lot of different solutions and answers,"
NW Natural, an energy company, bankrolled most of the expenses associated with the trip, including travel expenses for the legislators.
Levy notes that not only did NW Natural foot the bill for her travel costs, but the visit was sanctioned and approved by the
Representatives of Danish government agencies, private companies and nongovernmental organizations met with the
Site visits included power plants that are building facilities to capture and store the carbon they produce.
The group also visited a geothermal plant, an offshore wind power plant and a gas storage plant. Program participants were also shown how energy distribution can be controlled on smaller scales to improve efficiency.
"We could look at setting up renewable hubs that do not necessarily have to be tied into a major energy grid," said Rep.
More needs to be done in the
"One's waste can be the raw ingredients for another's product," he said.
In addition to learning about world-class energy systems one of the main takeaways has been the benefits of stable government policies, which calms jittery investors.
"Even when governments change here they hold to their energy plans so investors know if they take the huge investment into offshore wind or whatever the project that the government subsidies or support will still be there," said Levy. "Investors don't have to worry about their plans getting scrapped every four years because of stable policies."
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