According to Bloomberg, Denmark is making headlines with its $34 billion clean energy island project.
The Nordic country’s 210-billion kroner ($34 billion) “energy island,” which will feature hundreds of offshore windmills to deliver clean electricity, will help Denmark achieve its climate neutrality by 2050.
According to The Local dk, the world’s first energy hub’s work is set to begin in 2026. The country aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030
Dan Jorgensen, the minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities in Denmark, posted a demonstration video of how this project, located on the island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea and in the North Sea, would look like.
The island is expected to cover a total area of at least 120,000 square meters, which is equivalent to 18 soccer fields. It can also be expanded with new and innovative technologies.
The hub, which will link several surrounding offshore wind farms, aims to collect and distribute the power directly to the countries around the North Sea while strengthening the integration across Europe.
According to the demonstration video, the hub could eventually meet 10 million European households’ electricity demand.
According to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the wind is an emissions-free energy source. Using wind to produce energy has fewer effects on the environment
The only negative effects are a possible fire or leaked lubricating fluids but these occurrences are rare.
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