Myths about Denmark
As the country with one of the largest concentrations of wind turbines in the world, Denmark is often singled out by those opposed to wind energy as a negative example. This section of my web site began more than two decades ago when a particularly outlandish “report” about Denmark was being circulated. It contained so many false statements it took an essay to refute. As a consequence, I’ve continued to collect articles on wind energy in Denmark for future reference.
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.
Danish Energy Agency
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.
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.
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.
Who’s Who Of Danish Wind Power
by a Who’s Who of Danish Windpower experts–an authoritative rebuttal to the wild claims of CEPOS, a so-called Danish think tank. . .