Denmark announces plans to construct two wind energy 'islands' by 2030

Polycount

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However, the Nordic country isn't interested in leaving well enough alone. Today, the Danish Ministry of Finance announced an ambitious new plan to boost its wind power production capacity. Instead of merely building a few more wind turbines here and there, the country will construct two entire "energy islands" exclusively dedicated to clean power facilities (mostly, if not entirely wind, it seems).

Denmark says these islands could supply the country with as much as 4 GW of offshore wind energy, which is "more than twice" the energy that the country currently produces at sea. And that's just in the short term -- down the line, these islands could begin to provide as much as 10 GW of wind energy.

Denmark is leaving itself plenty of time to establish these islands, of course: the soft deadline is 2030, for now, though we're sure it'll be extended or shortened if things don't go as planned (or they go particularly well).

In addition to this "new era" of energy islands, Denmark hopes to move forward with several more clean energy initiatives. These initiatives will include significant government-led investments in green energy as a whole, a conversion to a green waste sector (as well as boosted recycling), an attempt to ensure "green heat" for Danes, and improved green energy efficiency.

We look forward to seeing how many of these goals Denmark's leaders will accomplish over the coming years. However, we don't expect any significant progress to be made toward them until the Covid-19 pandemic burns itself out.

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EClyde

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They should be buying oil. This is not a solution to energy problems but after all they are European
 
Sounds like a good idea that was tried in the U.S. a few years back.. I may be wrong.... but I believe the Project was Blocked by Coastal cities claiming the view of the Windmills (Miles away and Tiny) would 'destroy' their view of the Ocean and Ruin their Tourist Industry. We are our OWN 'worst enemies'!

ANY and ALL forms of 'renewable' energy SHOULD be used.. ALONG WITH Fossil Fuels to solve the World's ever-increasing energy needs. NO ONE of these sources is Viable BY Itself.
 

EClyde

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no they should not. Having clean air and focusing - and improving - reusable energy sources is simply smart thing to do for citizens. Sure, for oil companies it is pain, but thankfully in Europe people still are more important than corporations' profit.
"So there" is all you forgot to write
 

treetops

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They should be buying oil. This is not a solution to energy problems but after all they are European
You know there is a wordly publicized objection to these type of atrocities. You might be interested in. Called what is it, Don Quixote if I'm not mistaken. Interestingly of European origin.
 

toooooot

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Sounds like a good idea that was tried in the U.S. a few years back.. I may be wrong.... but I believe the Project was Blocked by Coastal cities claiming the view of the Windmills (Miles away and Tiny) would 'destroy' their view of the Ocean and Ruin their Tourist Industry. We are our OWN 'worst enemies'!

ANY and ALL forms of 'renewable' energy SHOULD be used.. ALONG WITH Fossil Fuels to solve the World's ever-increasing energy needs. NO ONE of these sources is Viable BY Itself.
Ba$tards, selfish ba$tards.
 

Danny101

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Could also be investing more in energy efficiency too. More skylighting, better insulations. You know homes that are being built with dirt in the walls (green homes) naturally hold steadier temperatures, thereby decreasing the climate control load on energy. If we're using less energy overall, that would be a plus. Buy actual books instead of digital copies. The instrinsic value of a home library for the education of your family is incalculable.

Also, not having to have the latest and greatest in software, you could stick a generation back in software and use a generation forward, more efficient hardware. Systems that won't heat up your homes.
 
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