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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Denmark's renewable energy goals

8 April 2012 

Are Denmark's renewable energy goals wishful thinking?

By Paul Moss
The World Tonight

Huge investment will be needed if the Danish government's goals are to be met

The politician wanted to make one thing absolutely clear. "We are not," she said, "just hippies."

Perhaps it sounded a little over-defensive, but then what Lykke Friis was defending was a remarkably bold initiative.

Denmark has announced that by the end of this decade, it will produce a third of its energy from renewable sources - wind power, in particular, but also solar power and the burning of "biomass."

More ambitiously, the Danish Government has set a goal of running the entire country on renewables by 2050.

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