Ever since it hit the symbolic milestone of sourcing 50% of its electricity from renewables in 2019, Denmark has been seen around the world as a trailblazer in the challenging transition to sustainable energy systems. Its main asset is wind power, which in 2019 alone accounted for 47% of the country’s total power usage compared with 41% the previous year. This means that, including solar, European renewables champion Denmark now generates half of its power from renewable sources. The roll-out of Horns Rev 3, a new wind farm in the North Sea, partly explains this increase in power levels. The construction of three other farms between now and 2030 will enable Denmark, which has never invested in nuclear, to further increase its share of power from wind.


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