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Danish minister promises renewed support for wind turbines

The Danish energy minister is working "at high intensity to ensure clarification" concerning the next subsidy period for Danish offshore wind turbines. However, he does not yet dare fix a date on a new support scheme.

Photo: Jeppe B. Nielsen

The transition from old, ineffective wind turbines to new turbines has completely stagnated in Denmark because the current subsidy scheme expires in February 2018.

This has prompted fears both in the energy industry and Danish Parliament. Half of the Danish turbines will soon be exhausted and must be replaced going ahead to 2030.

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