Denmark cancels planned offshore wind farms because of expense

Denmark produced more than 40% of its electricity from wind power last year, a world record, and it had a goal of increasing this to 50% by 2020. However, the government estimates that purchasing electric power from the wind farms, whose total combined capacity stands at 350 megawatts, would cost consumers some DKK 70 billion. Danish Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt says that the cost of the country’s renewables policy has increased dramatically since 2012. This cannot be accepted as the private sector and households are paying far too much, Lilleholt explains. (



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