20 May '11, 5pm

Denmark’s government throws down the gauntlet: 100 percent renewables by 2050

Lots of people talk about the possibility of getting to 100 percent renewables by such and such a date -- if every one of these reports came true, we'd be exporting surplus wind power to the asteroid belt by now. But few countries are actually doing it. Denmark is one. And Denmark would like you to know that your plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions, no matter how ambitious, is like a wet noodle next to its monstrously tumescent plan to ride out the post-peak fossil fuelpocalypse in style. As the world’s population grows and emerging economies expand rapidly, global demand and competition for energy are set to intensify in the decades to come. This will likely drive up prices of the world’s finite oil and other fossil fuel resources, which are concentrated largely in a handful of politically unstable countries. The International Energy Agency projects that global energy ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-05-20-denmarks-government-...

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