Bush opens door to Danish wind energy  

2006.06.13
The Danish Wind Industry Association predicts a breakthrough on the US market following the meeting between Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and President Bush at Camp David

The US is ready to make use of Denmark's wind energy technology if it can decrease dependency on Middle East oil supplies, President George W. Bush said at a joint press conference with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Friday at a meeting at Camp David. In recent public statements, George W. Bush has given a clear signal that the US should focus on new energy sources.

"I am impressed by the Prime Minister's trip to our west coast with an offer of new technology, and Denmark's interest in working with our venture capitalists and companies to advance energy independency, and develop technologies which will enable a country like ours to decrease our dependency on foreign energy sources," George W. Bush said.

The Danish Wind Industry Association regards it as immensely significant that Danish wind technology was discussed at such a high level. Bjarne Lundager Jensen, director of the Danish Wind Industry Association predicts that the increased focus on renewable energy by Bush and the Republicans will initiate a new wave of investments:

"It is a signal to the world that investments in renewable energy have the highest priority in the world's only superpower. It is a diplomatic breakthrough, which has value beyond price," says Bjarne Lundager Jensen.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen's message to President Bush, the US media, business people and universities during his visit to the US is that the Danish economy has grown by 50% in the last 25 years without an increase in energy consumption. So the US can continue its economic growth without higher energy costs if it invests in energy technology.

"It is reasonable to say that Danish companies are leaders regarding development of new technologies, and they are already active in the US," Mr. Rasmussen said. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen.

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