The world’s first energy island will be as big as 18 football pitches (120,000 sq meters) but there are hopes to make it three times that size. It will serve as a hub for 200 giant offshore wind turbines. The largest construction project in Danish history, this development will not only supply green energy for Denmark; the UK could benefit, as well as Germany, and/or the Netherlands. The project will be able to power about 3 million households and will also produce green hydrogen for use in shipping, aviation, industry and heavy transport. Denmark has set ambitious goals for decreasing its carbon footprint: namely achieving a 70% reduction in 1990, greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Denmark has also announced it is ending all new oil and gas exploration in the North Sea. Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen said the country was simply “changing the map.”

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