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Danish wind power whips up record 43% of electricity
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Wind power generated 43.4 percent of electricity consumed in Denmark last year, a new record for the Nordic nation which aims to rely on renewables for half of its energy needs by 2030, authorities said Thursday. "Denmark is on track to surpassing its EU energy targets" which is to have at least 50 percent of its energy needs supplied by renewable resources by 2030, against a current one third, and a zero-fossil fuel energy by 2050, the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate said in a statement. "With the wind power production record, Denmark places a green flag on the world map," Danish energy minister Lars Lilleholt said. read more
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