Monday, April 15, 2013

Twenty-five Percent of Denmark is Powered Exclusively by Wind

"Denmark is no stranger to green energy, but this latest news is something special. With its latest 3.6 megawatt offshore wind turbine up and running, Denmark has just stepped over the one gigawatt wind energy threshold. That's almost enough power to send a Delorean back in time, and it also just happens to be a full 25 percent of Denmark's entire energy needs.

The government of Denmark isn't satisfied with 25 percent. The nation is plowing ahead with an ambitious plan to be a whopping 50 percent powered by wind turbines in just eight years time. That's actually faster than a plan that Denmark itself proposed only last year, which called for only 35 percent of the nation's energy needs to be met by offshore wind."

(cited from "General Knowledge")

In the words of Itzhak Stern, "This is an absolute good" for the planet. And a lesson for the rest of us.

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.

My upcoming book on water entitled Water Is... (due in Summer
2015) brings my over twenty-years experience as an aquatic ecologist to explore what water means to each of us. Part history, part science and part philosophy and spirituality, "Water Is..." combines personal journey with scientific discovery that explores water's many "identities" and ultimately our own.

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