President Obama:  

Denmark is a leader on clean energy

2011.03.15

“Denmark is a leader on clean energy and alternative energy,” said President Obama at a press conference after a meeting with the Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen in the White House yesterday.

Obama often highlights Denmark when it comes to green energy, and not without reason.  As an example Denmark obtains almost 20 % of its energy from renewable energy sources - like wind power – while clean energy only covers around 3 % of the total use in the United States.

The Danish government just launched a new energy programme targeting complete independance of fossil fuels by 2050, which made the topic even more relevant and part of the conversation between Obama and Rasmussen.

Afterwards, at the press conference, President Obama said: “We also had a wide-ranging discussion about energy," said president Obama afterwards at the press conference, "Denmark is a leader on clean energy and alternative energy. Prime Minister Rasmussen has just put forward a very ambitious and impressive programme for complete reliance on clean and alternative energies by 2050 in part, as he points out, because even if you don’t believe in climate change -- and we both do -- it’s still the right thing to do for energy independence and it’s still the right thing in terms of producing new jobs and new technology for the future.”

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 Denmark is one of the world’s indisputable cleantech centres. Invest in Denmark can help you explore the opportunities for your business within wind energy, bioenergyelectrical vehicles or other cleantech areas.

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