City of Copenhagen
100% Renewable Energy Goal:
Carbon Neutral Capital by 2025
The city of Copenhagen set a goal of becoming the first carbon neutral capital by 2025 by increasing efficiency and renewable energy and by investing in offsets outside the country. While technically the city has not stated a 100% renewable goal, offshore wind already supplies enough power to cover most of the city’s electricity needs. This power is fed into the national grid where it supplies 10% of the nation’s electricity requirement.
Carbon free transportation solutions include pedestrian centers, miles of bike routes, and plans for charging stations and free parking for EVs. According to the Associated Foreign Press, around 40% of residents already ride their bikes to work.
Heating is being addressed by expansion of combined heat and power plants, as well as geothermal energy, which is a plentiful resource in the region.