Denmark Says It Will Produce 100 Percent of Its Energy With Renewables By 2050

According to Kurt Kornbluth, director of the Program for International Energy Technologies at the University of California, Davis, three important factors have led to the Danes’ success. The first, Kornbluth told VICE News, is a government willing to impose progressive energy policies and a citizenry willing to accept them. The second factor, said Kornbluth, was the Danes’ establishment of a system of wind turbine cooperatives, in which communities and individuals profit from excess power sold back to the grid. “When they see those turbines spinning, they don’t say, that’s ugly,” Kornbluth told VICE News. “They say, that’s income.”

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