This is tomorrow

As Europe prepares its great leap forward on renewable energy policy, Denmark is already testing the waters on the edge of tomorrow. The framework of its radical wind market reform is now in place and it provides a fascinating glimpse of what could be the shape of the promised pan-European single market for renewables. Other countries have ten years to catch up under the clauses of a new EU draft directive, which not only secures existing support systems for a decade, but also extends to renewables the benefits of free trade and the entire open market of Europe.