Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Danes and renewable energy

Once you understand the science of energy and what it can do, the decision to run your society on the most abundant source is a no-brainer.  As it noted below, the Danish decision to convert to renewables is hardly limited to the hippies in Christiana but is supported throughout the whole political spectrum.  A superb education will lead to such an outcome.

Denmark Is On Its Way To Becoming The First Country To Run Entirely On Renewable Energy

Rob Wile | Jun. 20, 2012

The holy grail for any U.S. administration remains energy independence.

Denmark is nearly one-fifth of the way there. And they plan to do it entirely on renewable energy.

According to BP's annual statistical energy review released last week, the Danes now get 18 percent of their energy from renewables, which is the highest level of any country in the world.

It's also a full four-percent gain from 2010.

And the BBC reported in April that the current Danish government wants to have the country running solely on renewables by 2050. This would make them the first country to achieve such an accomplishment within that period.

The proposal has won support from across the country's political spectrum.

Meanwhile, the U.S.' share of renewable consumption remains trapped at 2 percent.  more

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