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From the Globe and Mail this morning

Eric Reguly

Oil still fuels the green state of Denmark

Something is rotten: Despite wind power, fossil fuels still dominate electricity production

Denmark oozes green.

While Denmark has made considerable progress in moving toward clean energy, it is still tethered to the grubby old carbon world.

In 1990 Denmark’s oil production was 7-million cubic metres (one cubic metre equals 6.3 barrels). Production peaked at 22.6-million cubic metres in 2004. In 2007, the figure was a still-hefty 18.1-million. Natural gas production has doubled since 1990.

Most of the oil and gas is exported. “Denmark’s economic success story is dependent on other nations increasing their carbon-dioxide footprint,” said Aldyen Donnelly, president of Vancouver’s WDA Consulting, a greenhouse-gas emissions management consultancy.

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This surely rings an off-key note. Or is this a piece of negative PR and doesn’t give a “bigger picture” story that we should have to understand what Denmark’s real energy picture means to the world!

 

 

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/30 at 06:24

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