Community Wind Power on the retreat in Denmark

This is the first in a series of infographics Greenwell was commissioned to develop for Leonardo Energy.  

Denmark is the great wind power success story. What began as a local, popular, self-help movement during the oil crisis of the 1970s may provide 50% of the country’s electricity consumption by 2020.

Electricity generation from wind power is supported by the general public in Denmark and all major political parties. The government has ambitious plans for the sector after 2020.

But, big ambitions are no guarantee of success. As this infographic from Leonardo Energy shows, ambitious wind power development plans have fallen short in the past. An attempt to introduce market mechanisms actually stalled the wind industry for more than five years.

Danish Community Wind Power on the Retreat

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