Denmark is transferring some 400,000 gasified households to other energy sources in an effort to end its dependence on Russian gas, the country’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, said in an interview to Berlingske newspaper on Sunday.
“We will switch [the households] to central heating or individual heat pumps, where it makes sense. We will ensure that the Danes move away from natural gas,” Frederiksen told the publication.
Speaking in Parliament earlier, the prime minister said that the initiative would be officially launched at the end of April, along with other measures aimed at a rapid transition to renewable energy and thus independence from Russian gas.
“All this is for the sake of climate and security, but also for the sake of each individual consumer. And most importantly – for the sake of peace and freedom in Europe,” Frederiksen was cited as saying.