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Danish wind energy sets new record in 2017

IANS  |  Copenhagen 

accounted for a record high of 43.4 per cent of the total consumption in in 2017, according to official data released on Thursday.

The new record surpasses the previous 2015 record of 42 per cent, keeping on track to reach its target of having 50 per cent of all produced by by 2020, figures from Danish Ministry of Energy, showed.

"With the production record, places a green flag on the world map. We once again show the whole world that Denmark has the world's best system," quoted Lilleholt, Danish of Energy, Utilities and Climate, as saying.

"We have managed to accommodate large amounts of wind power and other green sources of energy, while maintaining high security of supply," the said.

In the coming years, higher records are expected as new offshore wind farms are developed in the and the to further increase the Danish wind production.

According to Lilleholt, the government is working for Denmark to have at least 50 per cent of its needs covered by such renewable as wind and solar power by 2030.

Denmark is part of the major European market, with strong to neighboring countries.

produced by Danish windmills is traded across borders, while Denmark can also from other countries that have a surplus of electricity.

The of Denmark's electric has more than doubled since 2008, previously accounting for 19.3 per cent.



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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 05:20 IST