At the end of 1995 total installed wind capacity in Denmark was 539 MW. This is 1000 MW short of the goal set by government in its energy strategy, "Energi 2000," says the Danish wind turbine owners association. If business continues as usual, development is expected to proceed at only 40 MW a year -- a rate the government admits is "unacceptably low." Denmark is in danger of meeting only two-thirds of its goal for 2005, just 1000 MW of the planned 1500 MW. This means that wind turbines will save the environment for only about 14% of the total savings in C02 emissions planned for in the strategy. If the 1500 MW goal is reached, however, wind turbines will contribute to about 25% of the C02 reduction goal.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol