26 Mar '12, 12am

Denmark overhauls green targets and commits to 50 per cent wind power - Business Green

The Danish government has stepped up its green energy and carbon reduction targets for 2020, hailing the plan as the "broadest, greenest, and most long-term energy agreement" it has ever reached. Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard confirmed on Friday that parliament had agreed a new set of goals designed to wean the country off oil and gas. FURTHER READING Climate Committee urges government to tie boiler upgrades to Green Deal Solar sector hails 'landmark' Supreme Court ruling against subsidy cuts The deal aims to see Denmark cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 34 per cent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and decrease energy consumption by more than 12 per cent compared to 2006. It also aims to supply 35 per cent of its total energy from renewables, with half of its electricity delivered by wind farms. The agreement also covers advances in re...

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