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    Denmark sets record, sourcing almost half of power from wind

    January 02, 2020 - 10:50 AM EST

    Denmark sets record, sourcing almost half of power from wind

    Denmark has reportedly set a record by sourcing almost half of its power from wind energy.

    The European country received 47 percent of its electricity from wind in 2019, based on preliminary data, the grid operator Energinet said Thursday, according to Reuters. This is an increase from wind accounting for 41 percent of the power in 2018, and it also bypasses the 2017 record of 43 percent.

    The boost is credited to big cost reductions and improved offshore technology, including the Horns Rev 3 offshore wind that opened in the North Sea in August, according to the news wire.

    Denmark is ahead of other European countries in terms of wind power, with Ireland following collecting 28 percent of its power from wind in 2018, according to a report from WindEurope.

    But Europe does lead the world in wind power, with 14 percent of power consumption across the European Union attributed to wind in 2018, the report said.

    The International Energy Agency reported that wind power is expected to increase 15-fold in the next 20 years, from its current status of producing 0.3 percent of the global energy consumption, Reuters reported. Denmark has a goal to curtail greenhouse emissions by 70 percent in the next 10 years.

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-en...ower-from-wind

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    But how will they watch tv when the wind dies?
    Think of the birds!
    And the hum will give you cancer.

    Amazing what countries can do when their leaders aren't total morons.
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    Woop di do. Where does the rest come from? Ontario produces 90% of its electricity from zero emission sources in a vastly larger area and more than double the population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcpro View Post
    Woop di do. Where does the rest come from? Ontario produces 90% of its electricity from zero emission sources in a vastly larger area and more than double the population.
    Not true at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlemagne View Post
    January 02, 2020 - 10:50 AM EST


    The International Energy Agency reported that wind power is expected to increase 15-fold in the next 20 years, from its current status of producing 0.3 percent of the global energy consumption, Reuters reported.
    So it's going all the way to 4.5% by 2040? Wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmand View Post
    Not true at all.
    Actually,, 83% today is from nuclear and hydro...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OddSox View Post
    Actually,, 83% today is from nuclear and hydro...

    http://webroots.ca/static/ontarioele...ectricity.html
    Are you saying that nuclear is zero emission?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apoptygma View Post
    Are you saying that nuclear is zero emission?
    It actually is zero emissions.
    Do you think solar and wind is zero emissions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginomore View Post
    It actually is zero emissions.
    Do you think solar and wind is zero emissions?
    I guess you haven't heard of Chernobyl or Fukushima, have you?
    Show me a documented wind or solar disaster that has literally threatened to negatively alter worldwide ecosystems.

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    Nuclear is now the most expensive option for new generation.
    Probably the same for old stations too, with all the retrofits to keep them running.

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    I'm all for green energy, where it works. You can't simply say because it works in Denmark, it'll work in Ontario. Take our Green Energy Act for example. What clusterfuck that was.

    The choice to pursue wind power under the GEA was a particularly bad idea, as wind power generation is almost perfectly out of phase with energy consumption in Ontario, resulting in the dumping of surplus wind energy into the US market at a loss of some $200 million annually.

    Denmark has a temperate climate, characterized by mild winters, with mean temperatures in January of 1.5 °C, and cool summers, with a mean temperature in August of 17.2 °C. In other words, nothing like Ontario or the rest of Canada for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GameBoy27 View Post
    I'm all for green energy, where it works. You can't simply say because it works in Denmark, it'll work in Ontario. Take our Green Energy Act for example. What clusterfuck that was.

    The choice to pursue wind power under the GEA was a particularly bad idea, as wind power generation is almost perfectly out of phase with energy consumption in Ontario, resulting in the dumping of surplus wind energy into the US market at a loss of some $200 million annually.

    Denmark has a temperate climate, characterized by mild winters, with mean temperatures in January of 1.5 °C, and cool summers, with a mean temperature in August of 17.2 °C. In other words, nothing like Ontario or the rest of Canada for that matter.
    And it is windy
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    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ean-countries/

    Denmark households paid the highest price per kwh of electricity in Europe in 2018. What a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Douglas View Post
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ean-countries/

    Denmark households paid the highest price per kwh of electricity in Europe in 2018. What a surprise.
    Ontario is paying more. The price of nuclear power, coal or oil burning doesn’t factor in the long term costs to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Douglas View Post
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...ean-countries/

    Denmark households paid the highest price per kwh of electricity in Europe in 2018. What a surprise.
    Actually, prices are higher in Germany.

    The problem with Ontario is that we pay via our taxes, and will get a huge bill when the Atomic reactors have to be decommissioned.
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    My many trips to Denmark=Damp Dark Dreary Drizzly Dismal Depressing. Even in the summer on the "Danish Riviera " in July, 14 days highest temp. 19c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddie kerr View Post
    My many trips to Denmark=Damp Dark Dreary Drizzly Dismal Depressing. Even in the summer on the "Danish Riviera " in July, 14 days highest temp. 19c.
    "Danish Riviera" ???? You heard it here first, folks.
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    The collective IQ at the "Danish Riviera" dropped 50 points when danmand left that place


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil C. McNasty View Post
    The collective IQ at the "Danish Riviera" dropped 50 points when danmand left that place
    So did the collective IQ of Canada.
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