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Wind is the Cheapest Energy Source in Denmark

18.08.2014  12:09
Onshore wind power has become the cheapest energy source for new electricity generation in Denmark, undercutting coal and natural gas.

The Danish Energy Agency has conducted a cost analysis of establishing new electricity generation facilities in Denmark and the conclusion is clear: onshore wind exceeds all other technologies.

The analysis illustrates that costs for electricity production from onshore wind is about EUR 4 cents per kilowatt hour, whereas offshore wind and new centralized power plants running on coal and natural gas cost around EUR 8 cents per kilowatt hour.

"I am pleased that wind is the right path to pursue, also from an economic point of view. And it also benefits the environment, strengthens our security of supply as well as Danish exports", said Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen.
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