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Could Denmark-ifying the World Stop Climate Change? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Could Denmark-ifying the World Stop Climate Change? : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Photo credit: C.G.P. Grey via Flickr/CC BY If every country 'round the globe acted like the tiny Scandinavian nation of Denmark, we might stand a fighting chance against climate change. Not only does the country get heaps of press for its groundbreaking push for renewable energy -- it's home to the world's largest wind power company, Vestas, and plans on being fossil fuel-free by 2050 -- but its capital, Copenhagen, routinely gets ranked among the greenest in the world. The nation's economy has grown 80% since the 1980s, yet its emissions output hasn't budged. By 2020, Denmark plans on getting 42% of its power from wind, and 20% from biomass. And that's all fantastic. Amazing, even. But Denmark is home to just over 5 and a half million people. That's a little less than 0.001% of the world's population. For the climate and clean energy strategies forged in Denmark to be tru...

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