ReBlogged from EcoGeek.org on April 13, 2012
|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.
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.
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- Denmark Renewable Energy Generation 40.7% of Electricity Produced in 2011, Wind Energy 28.1% (cleantechnica.com)
- Denmark Reaches 2020 Goal for Solar Energy 8 Years in Advance (cleantechnica.com)
- Germany’s Renewable Energy Goal (solarfeeds.com)
- US DoD to Spend $1.8 Billion on Clean Energy by 2025 (cleantechnica.com)