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Friday
Dec092011

Denmark striving for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Reuters reports that Denmark, already a world leader in wind power, will entirely phase out fossil fuels from its energy sector by 2050, replacing them with renewables. Denmark is already nuclear-free. Denmark will ascend to the European Union presidency in January for six months, and pledges to prioritize energy efficiency and climate action. 

Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Martin Lidegaard, said that Denmark faced three global crises which will hit it "with a force that is so far absolutely unheard of" -- an economic and financial crisis, a climate crisis and a resources crisis. "This proposal will address all three crises."

Likewise, Germany last year announced its goal of 100% renewables by 2050.