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.
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.
Danish Renewable Energy Policy by Preben Maegaard recounts the historic development of Danish policy from the perspective of one its … Read more
The Danes have an expression, as do most European cultures, to wish one good fortune on parting. The expression comes … Read more