Cold turkey for Danish renewables?

Energy generated by wind power and other renewable sources in Denmark will in future be sold "on a commercial market without public subsidies or premiums paid by the consumers", economics minister Bendt Bendtsen told Jyllands-Posten newspaper today. Responding to recent criticisms of government energy policies, including cancellation of big offshore wind development projects, Mr Bendtsen said the wind industry would have "to learn to cope under commercial conditions". Renewables, he added, would account for 27% of Danish energy next year, with current subsidies costing consumers and businesses DKr900m (euros 121m) per year. See article.

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