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COPENHAGEN, Denmark A capital investment in green energy
With one of the world’s most ambitious climate plans for a capital city, Copenhagen has set the target to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% by 2015. It has already achieved a 25% reduction between 1990 and 2005 through a combination of different activities. The use of local resources plays an important role in this. With excellent wind resources, it was decided to install 14 wind turbines for green electricity production – in the city! The concept success revolves around good planning and local engagement. Copenhageners and companies are invited to buy shares in the wind farms. In return, shareholders could make a profit and contribute to carbon neutrality in Copenhagen - the ambitious, yet
realistic vision for 2025.
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LG Action case_Copenhagen_EN.pdf [LG Action case_Copenhagen_EN.pdf, 411.64 kb]
  • Plan Action
  • Implement Action
  • Financing
  • People
  • Renewables
Type of resource:
  • Case Study
  • Electronic resource
  • Financing
  • Guidance
  • Implementation
  • Planning
Author: ICLEI Europe
Published in: 6, 2011
Relevant for:
  • Europe
  • Municipal
  • Climate mitigation
  • Energy
  • English
Free to use: Yes
Energy Subject:
  • Energy production
  • Electricity
Renewable Energy Technology:
  • Wind energy
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