Denmark’s Energy Island to be the biggest in history
12 February 2021
Denmark is the biggest source for oil in all of Europe but they have promised to stop production of fossil fuels in the next three decades. Instead the Scandinavian country has decided to build the world’s first artificial island in the North Sea with the aim to provide clean energy.
At a cost of over $33 billion, it will be over 23 acres in size and the biggest project of its kind in the country’s history. It is being touted as the “cornerstone of green transition” for Danish CO2 emissions and power will be generated using wind power farms and at full capacity, it is expected to be able to power 3 million European houses.
The North Sea provides a tremendous opportunity for wind power to be harnessed with winds of up to 28 kmph being recorded. The island which will be about 80 kilometres off the coast of Denmark’s western coast may be capable of producing 180 gigawatts of power.
If all goes according to plan, the island will be fully operational by 2033.
Adapted from original source: Timesnow