Denmark set a world record for wind generation in 2014, the United Kingdom exceeded its own previous record, and Germany produced a record amount of wind-generated electricity in December, Climate Progress reports this week.
With 39.1% of its electricity coming from wind, Denmark is “well on track to meet its 2020 goal of getting 50% of its power from renewables,” Phillips writes. “The news of Denmark’s feat adds to the national records the U.K. and Germany set for 2014 and further establishes Europe as a leader in the wind power industry. This is especially true when it comes to offshore resources, as countries like Scotland, England, and Denmark build out their offshore wind farms.”
- The climate news you need. Subscribe now to our engaging new weekly digest.
- You’ll receive exclusive, never-before-seen-content, distilled and delivered to your inbox every weekend.
- The Weekender: Succinct, solutions-focused, and designed with the discerning reader in mind.
RenewableUK reported that wind produced enough electricity in 2014 to power more than 25% of British homes. Germany, meanwhile, generated 8.9 terawatt-hours of wind power in December.
Leave a Reply