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Denmark wants to slash solar and wind development by two thirds

Onshore wind and solar power will battle it out in technology neutral tenders for an estimated 200 MW over two years. This could unleash a blood bath in the industry, according to the Danish Wind Industry Association.

Denmark's Energy, Utilities and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt | Photo: Jeppe B. Nielsen

Technology neutral tenders and much less funding from national subsidies.

These are the main components of the Danish government's highly anticipated proposal for a transition program to renewable energy, to last from when the current program for onshore wind expires on Feb. 21 next year, until the future energy legislation will expectedly come into force in 2020, according to Danish minister for Energy, Utilities, and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt, in comments to Danish media Børsen.

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