Denmark's Dong flashes green credentials

State-owned energy firm stresses commitment to renewables after chiding from European environment agency

Denmark's state-owned energy firm Dong has been stung by criticism from European environment agency chief Jacqueline McGlade of its decision to build a coal-fired power plant in northern Germany. According to press reports, Ms McGlade, whose organisation is based in Denmark, said "we should always think of coal as the last possible resource for use in power stations". Dong is now reported to be increasing its commitment to wind and wave power, hoping to reach a total investment in renewable energy of DKr15bn (€2bn) by 2010. See articles in Berlingske Tidende (Danish) and Jyllands-Posten (English).

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