Good Overview of Denmark’s Renewable Energy Situation, and Comparison with Germany

Here is a link to an interesting overview of Denmark’s renewable energy plans.  The comparison with Germany is somewhat unfair, because Denmark also has coal-fired electrical generation, and the Germans have a definite plan to phase our their coal plants.  I also find the title of the story, “Brave little Denmark leads war against coal” to be condescending and, well, belittling.

The story pulls together a number of threads from my series on my recent trip to Denmark, and fills in a little more history.

The title page of the article has a great picture of a very common sight in the Danish countryside.

The yellow crop in the foreground is rape, which the Europeans use for ethanol production.  Note also that these are not monster wind turbines, but smaller ones probably financed by and serving local farms or a rural village.

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