Denmark has committed to a 100% renewable energy supply by 2050. Calculations made by the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy show that this would mean Denmark’s greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by approximately 75% from 1990 levels.
Denmark’s long-term goal is supported by a number of ambitious milestones: 50% of electricity supply from wind power in 2020, phasing out coal consumption at power plants by 2030, phasing out oil burners by 2030 and covering all electricity and heat supply by renewables by 2035.
These objectives are helped by the fact that Denmark has managed to limit growth in energy use over the last decades, and that the country has little energy-intensive industry compared to other Nordic countries. Decarbonising this stead energy supply has led to a reduction in emissions.
Data sources: EEA, the Danish Government