Denmark’s Wind Energy Output Exceeds Country’s Requirements

By: | August 2nd, 2015

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Denmark is a leader when it comes to fighting climate change and generating wind energy. In 2014, Denmark let the world know about its plan to end its use of fossil fuels completely by 2050… whether for electricity or for transportation.

Denmark has been making significant investments in wind energy. On July 10 this year, so much power was produced by Denmark’s wind farms that the country was not only able to generate all the electricity it needed, but also to share with Germany, Norway, and Sweden.

As per reports in the Guardian, by the evening of July 9, wind turbines were producing 116 percent of the nation’s energy needs, and that by 3am on July 10, when electricity demand dropped, that figure jumped to 140 percent.

Denmark has truly shown the world that a world powered by 100% renewable energy is not delusion, and it is well on track to meet 50% of its goals.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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