Published on July 26th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill5
Denmark Aims to Generate 50% of Electricity from Wind by 2020
After already generating a massive 26 percent of its energy requirements from wind power, Denmark is increasing its commitment to a greener future by planning to produce 50 percent of its electricity generation from wind power by 2020.
This comes as part of the country’s plans to phase out total use of fossil fuels by 2050, and will work alongside a second target to increase carbon dioxide cuts to 40 percent by 2020.
You’d think that maybe the populous wouldn’t be so happy; that’s certainly the case in other countries, like Australia and the United States. But you’d be wrong. 91 percent of respondents to a public opinion survey conducted by the Danish Wind Industry Association said that the country should expand its use of wind power, and 85 percent of those surveyed said it should happen in their own local area.
Good job, Denmark!