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Is Denmark building world’s first Energy Island?

Denmark has taken an environmental-friendly step, building an artificial island in the North Sea to provide cleaner energy. The European country currently provides the most oil among all the European countries, but the government aims to curb Fossil-fuel production in the next three decades.

There doesn’t seem to be a specific name for the project yet, but it will be the biggest of its kind in Denmark’s history. As per the authorities, the energy-island to be build will equal the size of almost 18-football fields and cost around $33.8 Billion.  Professor Jacob Østergaard, head of electric power and energy at the Technical University of Denmark, Remarked the project as “a cornerstone in the green transition,” which will assist in “the reduction of Danish CO2 emissions.”

The Island will be equipping energy from wind power farms and aiming to produce enough energy to provide electricity in 3 million European households. Some power generated from this procedure will also be used in shipping, aviation, and other heavy transport modes. Professor Jacob explains the Energy island procedure stating,” In the North Sea, we have tremendous potential for offshore wind, 180 gigawatts in total. That means we can actually shut down all European coal-fired power plants, It’s a Danish initiative […] but this, at least with time, is going to be an international effort.”

It’ll be a significant accolade for Denmark, with the country aiming to be carbon neutral around the year 2050. The energy island is roughly 80 Kilometers off Denmark’s western coast and is expected to be fully functioning by the year 2033.

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