Denmark has made an incredible example in reducing emissions. Media reported that in 2019, 47% of Denmark’s electricity will come from wind power. This was 41% last year and 43% in 2017. In Europe, Denmark leads the way in wind power, with Ireland in second place, but only 28%. In addition, wind power accounts for 14 per cent of total energy consumption in all EU member states.
Specific to the composition of Danish wind power generation, offshore units accounted for 39%, the rest of the onshore units.
Thanks to good wind conditions, Denmark has invested heavily in the wind power industry since the 1970s, spawning wind turbine giant Vestas and the world’s largest offshore wind turbine company, Orsted.
The company plans to abandon coal by 2023 and achieve 99% green energy productivity by 2025. The Danish target sits aggressively enough to cut greenhouse gases by 70% by 2030 and achieve 100% renewable energy.