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The Danish government has set a bold goal for its energy sector – to have all of its domestic energy supplied by renewable sources by the year 2050. These goals are expected to transfer over to Denmark’s six-month presidency of the European Union during which it is planning on pushing renewable energy goals for the continent. Even though Denmark has been very proactive in pioneering wind energy, it does not have any hydroelectric or nuclear power plants making the nation still very dependent on fossil fuel which accounts for forty-four percent of the total Danish power output. The legislation would cut Denmark’s green house gas emissions by 35 percent. It is also hoped that Denmark’s early lead in pioneering a renewable energy-dependent society can translate into new jobs and industries centered on the renewable resource sector.

 

[Reuters]