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The Danish wind energy island meets the energy needs of ten million households


Denmark plans to collect wind energy with numerous wind farms and distribute it to other countries.

The proposed new man-made island has been announced as the brightest hope for energy exchange in Denmark and even in Europe and around the world, says the article of the United Nations Information Office (UNRIC). The island will be 50 kilometers from land in the North Sea. There energy will be collected from numerous wind farms and then distributed to a number of countries.

The report says that Danes are using proportionally more and more electricity in their energy consumption. “Wind energy is meeting this growing demand as well as exporting green energy to neighboring countries,” says UNRIC. “To begin with, the island’s energy production will be sufficient for the energy consumption of three million households. The aim is for it to gradually expand beyond its reach until it can meet the energy needs of ten million households. Then it will have expanded from 13 football fields to the final size by soccer fields. “

According to UNRIC, this first wind energy island in the world will be the largest construction of Danish history. It is expected that the energy generated will be sufficient to meet the energy needs of ten million households in Europe. The cost is estimated at 210 DKK million or 4620 – four thousand six hundred and twenty billion – Icelandic krónur.

“The artificial energy island is one of two that the Danes intend to focus on in favor of clean energy exchange. The parliament had previously agreed to create a wind farm in Borgundarhólmur. When the wind is strong but the demand is low, excess energy will be used to produce hydrogen or other climate-friendly energy. It can be used to power ships and the heavy industry. This is a technology that could be called power-tx technology, which is hoped to facilitate more environmentally friendly transport. “

Clean energy exchange is the focus of The United Nations’ Seventh United Nations Global Goal is about sustainable energy and ensuring that everyone has access to safe and sustainable energy at an affordable price. In addition, the energy transition is necessary to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Resistance to Climate Change, which stipulate that global warming should be kept below 1.5-2 degrees Celsius at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution

This article is part of the collaboration between Vísir and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on news dissemination of Iceland’s development cooperation around the world, the news first appeared in Heimsljós , the Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ information service on development – og mannúðarmál.


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