Denmark consumed 627 PJ of energy in total in 2010, accounting for about 15% of energy use in the Nordic countries. Almost half of all energy in Denmark is spent in buildings, two-thirds of which is used in residential buildings.
Compared to its Nordic neighbours, Denmark has relatively little energy-intensive industry. This is due in part to the country’s lack of access to cheap energy resources, and results in very low energy consumption per capita. Denmark is also a pioneer in energy efficiency and has successfully decoupled GDP from energy use and GHG emissions.