30 Oct '14, 3pm

Denmark

Denmark pledges to quit coal by 2025 As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change meets in Copenhagen to approve its latest report , which will provide the strongest assessment to date of the dangers to life and the planet of burning fossil fuels, Denmark has pledged to examine how it can stop using coal as an energy supply by 2025 . This is five years ahead of previous targets and, as Danish Climate and Energy minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen, said, “It would benefit the climate and it would be a very, very good signal to send “. Denmark has already set itself the target of meeting 100 per cent of its energy needs with renewables by 2050 . Today 30 per cent of the country’s energy supply comes from wind energy and 20 per cent from coal. Denmark wants wind energy to make up 50 per cent of its overall power supply by 2020. This summer the government’s energy agency decla...

Full article: http://350.org/denmark-to-quit-coal-2025/

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