Image of the Day: Denmark’s Pioneer Perspective on Wind

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Already Denmark holds the world record at 24 percent for amount of electricity consumed that is produced by wind power and still they have plans for more reports Der Spiegel Online.

By 2020, Denmark hopes to turn their 24 percent into 50 percent and by 2050, be completely independent of fossil fuels. And not only does Denmark utilize wind power, but they produce the hardware for it as well.

It is estimated that 50,000 wind turbines have been exported from Denwark, which is nearly 50 percent of the wind-powered generators worldwide. With all that to consider, Der Spiegel calls the country a true model for the world on how to sucessfully embrace wind power.