Katherine Richardson, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Jørgen Elmeskov, Cathrine Hagem, Jørgen Henningsen, John Korstgård, Niels Buus Kristensen, Poul Erik Morthorst, Jørgen E. Olesen, Mette Wier, Marianne Nielsen, Kenneth Karlsson, Denmark’s Road Map for Fossil Fuel Independence, The Solutions Journal, Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2011, Pages 45-55 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/denmarks-road-map-for-fossil-fuel-independence/) Abstract: The Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy reported in 2010 that Denmark could be independent of fossil fuels by 2050 with a concomitant greenhouse gas emission reduction on the order of 80 percent compared to 1990 emissions. The commission defined independence from fossil fuels as no use of fossil fuels for energy in Denmark. Import of energy based on fossil fuels was allowed but the total amount of renewable energy produced in Denmark must, as a yearly average, be at least equal to Danish energy demands. According to data from 2009, the most recent available, renewable energy sources supply 18 percent of gross energy production in Denmark, with biomass being, by far, the largest contributor.1 Approximately 3 percent of the gross energy supply comes from wind, while approximately 20 percent of the electricity is produced from wind power. Nevertheless, the commission concluded that it is realistic to assume that 100 percent of Denmark’s energy needs in 2050 can be covered by … Topics: Climate Change; Economy; Energy; Sustainability