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Denmark sets new world record with Renewable energy

19 Jan 2016

Last year, Denmark sourced 42% of its electricity from wind turbines, the highest figure ever recorded by any country in history. This is also the second successive year where Denmark has been ranked the most wind-powered country in the world.

It is said that 2015 was a particularly windy year for the Scandinavian country, although performance growth figures are consist when comparing to previous years.

“Hopefully, Denmark can serve as an example to other countries that it is possible to have both ambitious green policies with a high proportion of wind energy and other renewables in the energy supply, and still have a high security of supply and competitive prices on electricity,” said Denmark’s minister for energy, utilities and climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt.

It can only get better for Denmark as it remains on track to meet its renewable energy goal of producing 50 percent of all the country’s electricity from wind by 2020 and 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2050.

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