Denmark Sets Record For Wind Power Production

Written by on January 12, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments

Nancy Owano | Phys

Denmark sets record for wind power productionDenmark has had a record year for wind power production. Denmark got 39.1 percent of its overall electricity from wind in 2014. That figure is according to the country's Climate and Energy Ministry.

In fact, said, that figure “makes the country the world's leading nation in -based power usage.” In January 2014 alone, power from wind made up 61.4 percent of electricity consumption. By contrast, wind  contributed to just 18.8 percent of the overall electricity production in Denmark in 2004. Denmark also has become a leading wind power manufacturer. Companies such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power are based there, said ThinkProgress. Around nine out of every 10 offshore turbines installed globally are made in Denmark.

Denmark's goal for 2020 is getting 50 percent of its power from renewables. What is more, Denmark has a long-term goal of being fossil fuel-free by 2050, said ThinkProgress. Denmark's Climate and Energy Minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen said, “We still plan to put up more wind turbines,” according to, a site for EU news. Considering how countries such as Scotland, England, and Denmark are building out their , this record year for Denmark strengthens Europe as a whole as a leader in the wind power industry.

The Local, nonetheless, put the record year in wider perspective. While wind power accounted for nearly 40 percent of Denmark's electricity in 2014, wind only covers about five percent of the nation's total energy use.

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