(By Juan Cole)
Denmark is now getting 43% of its power from renewable energy (mainly wind and biomass). It is thus on track to meet its ambitious goal of 70% renewables by 2020.
DeutscheWelle explains how Denmark is getting community buy-in for the onshore turbines. Residents get lower electricity prices when there are turbines in their neighborhood. Moreover, where turbines affect property prices, the owner is reimbursed.
Every country in the world should have Denmark’s goal of 70% renewables by 2020.
A Danish political leader explains: