Danish Parliament agree to first energy hub island

The Danish state will be the majority owner of a new artificial island in the North Sea, serving as a hub for offshore wind power and other green tech. The project's consolidated establishment cost is estimated to be roughly EUR 28 billion.

Visualization of the North Sea energy island. | Photo: PR VIndø

Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen has otherwise attracted harsh criticism for his ministry's lack of action in pursuing the climate change mitigation agenda. However, there's one particular aspect the execution of which can only be compared to the swiftness of restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus' spread.

Roughly eight months after the first mention of building the world's first artificial energy island in the North Sea to serve as a hub for, among other things, offshore wind, a broad majority in the nation's parliament has come to an agreement to establish the project, estimated to cost DKK 210 billion (EUR 28 billion).

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