Thursday, 11 July 2013
Denmark leads the way in wind energy
When it comes to renewable energy Denmark has an impressive track record, and it is getting better all the time. In March 2013 the 36th 3.6 megawatt (MW) wind turbine was installed to further utilise the substantial offshore wind energy potential available to the country. Now, Denmark has reached a 1 GW power capacity, which is enough to generate electricity for 25% of the nation. In the future, Denmark plans to increase this percentage to 50% and continue to create a sustainable renewable energy infrastructure through both technology and energy efficient policy. It looks likely that they may even generate far more than they need within 20 years, leading to incredibly low electricity prices and therefore also transport prices when using electric cars. They're really facing a glowing future in that respect, unlike the UK and US.
Read more in this Forbes article.