Denmark Cancels All Coastal Wind Farms, Delays New Built Until 2025

  • Date: 07/06/16
  • Naja Dandanell and Marchen Neel Gjertsen, Jyllands-Posten

The Danish government has announced a new proposal to resolve the problem of the renewable energy tax (PSO) which the EU believes to be illegal and which has become markedly more expensive for businesses and citizens than planned.

Climate and Energy Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt will cancel all coastal wind turbines which were agreed to be built in 2012 and promises to replace them with a new offshore wind farm in 2025.

The cancellation of the coastal wind turbines will save the country around 7 billion Krones ($1 billion). And when the new offshore wind farm will be constructed from 2025 onwards there will be ample budgets then.

“For me there is no doubt that an offshore wind farm located far out at sea will be a much better solution,” says Lars Christian Lilleholt who also believes in the visual benefit of offshore wind turbines which cannot be seen from land.

The government has long sought to postpone the coastal wind turbines and the minister has now pulled the plug completely on the controversial projects.

“When I think back on the energy agreement from 2012, it was a mistake that we agreed to build the coastal wind turbines,” he said.

Jyllands-Posten, 7 June 2016

Translation GWPF

see also

Denmark Cuts Green Tax, Scaps Offshore Wind Farms

Denmark’s Liberal Government To Roll Back Renewable Energy Policy