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    Denmark increases its offshore wind target by 4 GW by 2030

    The Danish government has released plans to increase planned offshore wind power by 4GW by 2030.


    By 2030, total installed capacity will have increased to 12.9GW, up from 8.9GW earlier.


    The additional 4GW will be offered if the offshore wind farms do not have a negative impact on central government finances over the project period, according to the administration.


    It also believes that the parks’ electricity will be used by power-to-X plants in Denmark, potentially contributing to the greening of the country’s aircraft and heavy-transport sectors.


    According to the government, studies will be launched before the summer of all known and fine-screened offshore wind regions with a capacity of at least 6GW in order to achieve the country’s amended 2030 offshore wind goal.


    The offshore licencing procedure will also be evaluated to ensure that the high pace is maintained and that impediments to increased expansion are removed.


    Denmark’s government has stated that it needs hasten the green transition by dramatically growing renewable energy to enable the country to become independent of Russian gas.


    They have said “Denmark’s large sea areas and wind and seabed conditions provide ideal conditions for utilizing offshore wind, and Danish waters have the potential to become green power plants for the whole of Europe”.


    Denmark’s offshore wind farms will have a capacity of 2.3GW in 2022, according to the government, and are estimated to produce 9.2 terrawatt-hours of electricity this year.


    By 2030, the 12.9GW installed will have produced 49.5TWh of power.

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