29 Mar '12, 12pm

Denmark goes 100% renewable energy by 2050

Denmark goes 100% renewable energy by 2050

Hot on the heels of Germany’s ambitious renewable energy plans, the Danish government went even further and announced last week that they plan to get half of their country’s total electricity requirement from renewable sources by 2020 and 100% of total energy, including electricity, heating, industry and transport, by 2050. Their ambitious plans will see a massive shift away from expensive and highly polluting fossil fuels to offshore wind and increased energy efficiency – the plans include reducing overall need for energy by 12% in 2020. In their announcement, the Danish government acknowledged that gas prices are set to soar in the coming years and that a shift to renewables would mean they are no longer tied to the volatile price of fossil fuels. The UK’s energy regulator OFGEM has also highlighted gas as the primary cause of the massive energy price hikes consumers hav...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/denmark-go-100-...

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