Wind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand

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It's been extra windy in Denmark recently, and the country's 3,768 wind farms are producing more power than its residents can use. It's exporting the surplus power to Norway, Germany and Sweden. Denmark is building lots of new windfarms and is expected to produce half of its electricity from renewable sources before 2020. The UK government is not impressed:

The British wind industry may view the Danish achievement with envy, after David Cameron’s government announced a withdrawal of support for onshore windfarms from next year, and planning obstacles for onshore wind builds.

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