Green energy growth a concern

As production of renewable energy forms such as wind has increased in the past five years, the nation’s largest power producers have shed 35 percent of their traditional production capacity.

Power companies say the reduction is necessary to keep their businesses profitable, but worry that Denmark is now dependent on foreign energy on days when supplies of wind and solar power are at a minimum.

Between 2010 and 2012 alone, the amount of electricity generated by wind turbines rose 31 percent, while traditional power plants cut back on their output by 39 percent. 

Erhverv & Økonomi

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