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January 18, 2015

Denmark Sets World Record For Wind Power Production


Climate Progress:

Denmark Sets World Record For Wind Power Production

Denmark has been long been a pioneer in wind power, having installed its first turbines in the mid-1970s when oil shocks sent the import-dependent nation on a quest for energy security. Thirty-seven years later, the country has set a new world record for wind production by getting 39.1 percent of its overall electricity from wind in 2014. This puts the Northern European nation well on track to meet its 2020 goal of getting 50 percent of its power from renewables.  (read more)

 

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Denmark Sets World Record for Wind Power With No Plans of Stopping

In 2014, 39.1 percent of the electricity used in Denmark came from wind power, setting a new world record in renewable energy production from wind. That’s more than double what it was a decade ago, but Denmark isn’t stopping there.

Denmark’s goal by 2020 is to see half of its electricity produced by wind power, a feasible notion according to Climate Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen, who told broadcaster DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), “We will definitely hit our 2020 goals.”

That’s still not good enough for Denmark, though. By 2050, Denmark aims to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy.

Denmark is clearly making great strides in the effort to address climate change. The Danish Parliament passed the Climate Change Act in June 2014 to drive the progress and visibility of climate policy efforts in the northern European country.

 


The Local DK:

Danish wind energy has record year

According to year-end numbers from Energinet.dk, 39 percent of all electricity used in Denmark last year was produced by wind power. The 2014 totals dipped slightly from the 41.2 percent of electricity generated by wind through the year’s first six months, but the climate minister said Denmark is still well on its way to achieving its energy goals.   (read more)

 

 

Klima-, Energi- og Bygningsministeriet:

Vindmøller slog rekord i 2014

De danske vindmøller leverede i 2014, hvad der svarer til 39,1 procent af danskernes elforbrug. Det er ny rekord.

Ligesom de foregående fem år blev 2014 et år med mere strøm fra landmøller og havmølleparker end året før.

I 2013 var vindandelen 32,7 procent. Stigningen til 39,1 procent i 2014 er dels et udtryk for, at den installerede kapacitet af vindmøller er vokset, dels at nye møller er mere effektive.

Blandt andet blev havmølleparken ved Anholt på 400 MW – parken producerer over et år, hvad der svarer til 400.000 husstandes forbrug - indviet i sidste halvdel af 2013. Parken bidrog dermed væsentligt til stigningen i 2014.  (read more)

 

 

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