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Denmark plans USD30 billion offshore wind island that could power 10 million homes
10 Dec 2019
Denmark is moving forward with plans to build an artificial island tying in power from offshore wind farms of up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, more than enough to supply all households, as part of efforts to meet ambitious climate change targets.
Denmark is home to wind turbine giant Vestas and the world’s largest developer of offshore wind, and recently approved a law which targets reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030.
The energy ministry is looking for the right location to build one or more islands surrounded by offshore wind farms with a total capacity of at least 10 GW - equivalent to 10 million European households’ electricity consumption.