23 Mar '12, 2pm

Denmark Unveils Strong New Renewable Energy, Climate Targets for 2020

Denmark Unveils Strong New Renewable Energy, Climate Targets for 2020

Denmark, already a world leader in renewable energy , climate policy, and cleantech innovation , has just unveiled a new energy plan, covering the next eight years. While perhaps not the most ambitious in the world, it certainly is very near the top. Some of the highlights: By 2020, 35% of all energy in the nation coming from renewable sources, half of which will be from wind power. By 2020, Carbon emissions 34% lower than 1990 levels—which is in the range required, should all nations follow a similar path (they aren't...), to keep global temperature rise below 2°C. By 2020, the average Danish household will be paying $231 more in energy costs, per year. That's just $4.81 a week, for those without a calculator handy—as in, not much at all. Corporations will pay $35 more per employee for energy costs. By 2020, a 600 MW, and a 400 MW offshore wind farm will be built. A furth...

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