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Denmark’s massive “energy islands” could power a nation

This article originally featured in The Skylark’s newsletter and was written as a condensed news in brief.

Denmark’s government has announced plans to build two “energy islands” off its coast as part of a six part plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% in the next decade. Using mostly offshore wind power, the giant infrastructure project will not only produce enough clean energy to power every single Danish household, but will create additional energy that can be exported.

The first island will be situated in the North Sea and directly connected to the Netherlands. In time the island could produce over 10 GW of clean electricity. The second development is planned for the Baltic Sea on the existing island of Bornholm. Any excess energy produced could be used to power the Danish transport sector, including ships and electric lorries.

The project also includes further funding for research into carbon capture and storage technologies.

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