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Denmark is a global leader in transforming its energy system to a more sustainable model, with high levels of renewable electricity and heat, and high energy efficiency. Its transformation is not slowing; rather the country is now committed to a complete decarbonisation of its energy system by 2050.

The first windmill in the town of Hull next to the high school. Photo taken from Peddocks Island.

Danish release statistics on the growth of renewables and the continuing decline in Carbon emissions. . .

Renewable Energy In Denmark

A typically well done official Danish review of how many wind turbines exist in Denmark, how well they work, how they are integrated into the landscape and the grid, and how the community benefits.

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A controversial report critical of the wind energy industry from conservative think tank CEPOS was commissioned and paid for by an American think tank with close ties to the coal and oil industries, according to trade journal Ingeniøren.

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In a normal wind year, Danish wind turbines generate the equivalent of approx. 20 percent of the Danish electricity demand. Only approx. 1 percent of the wind power production is exported while the rest is used to meet domestic Danish electricity demands and the cost of wind power is paid solely by the electricity consumers. The net influence on consumer prices was as low as 1-3 percent on average in the period 2004-2008. In 2008, the net influence even decreased the average consumer price, although only slightly.

2008 Danish Electricity Demand

by a Who’s Who of Danish Windpower experts–an authoritative rebuttal to the wild claims of CEPOS, a so-called Danish think tank. . .

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Danish Renewable Energy Policy by Preben Maegaard recounts the historic development of Danish policy from the perspective of one its … Read more

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The Danes have an expression, as do most European cultures, to wish one good fortune on parting. The expression comes … Read more