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Denmark aims to get 50% of all electricity from wind power

(The Guardian, 25 Mar 12) The country aims to supply 35% of its total energy from renewables by 2020 and 100% by 2050.

The Danish government has stepped up its green energy and carbon reduction targets for 2020, hailing the plan as the "broadest, greenest, and most long-term energy agreement" it has ever reached.

Danish minister for climate, energy and building, Martin Lidegaard, confirmed on Friday that parliament had agreed a new set of goals designed to wean the country off oil and gas.

The deal aims to see Denmark cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels and decrease energy consumption by more than 12% compared to 2006.

The Guardian, 25 Mar 12: Denmark aims to get 50% of all electricity from wind power


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