Denmark

ReBlogged from EcoGeek.org on April 13, 2012

Denmark Sets Goal of 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Written by Megan Treacy on 02/04/12
Denmark has released a portfolio of programs to achieve the ambitious targets of getting all of its electricity and fuel needs from renewable sources by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissionsby 34 percent compared to 1990 levels by 2020.

The country intends to get half of their energy from wind and the rest by utilizing smart grid, biogas, geothermal, wave and other sustainable technologies.

Denmark will add 1500 MW of offshore wind and 1800 MW of onshore wind by 2020 in order to reach its goal of 35 percent renewable energy by 2020.

By 2016, the government will invest $18 million in renewable energy research and $4.5 million in wave powerresearch.

The government is also offering incentives for companies that invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. Power plants will receive incentives for switching from coal to biomass.

By next year, no new building will be allowed to have oil or gas heaters and by 2016 no existing buildings will be able to install them.

via Climate Progress and Energy Efficiency News

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