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Denmark and wind generation

Just one more note on this to emphasize what I keep harping about--total
energy versus electrical energy. Looks like Denmark is a heavily electrical
country--about 23%, but that still means that at their current 13% use of
wind generation for electricity, wind only provides 3% of Denmark's total
energy needs. Even at the 50% goal, it will be less than 12% of the total.
By the way, does anyone know how their planned system accounts for a day
with little or no wind--or is that not a likelihood due to the locations of
the generators?


Richard W. Tarara
Associate Professor of Physics
Department of Chemistry & Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 11:03:26 -0700
From: Daniel Schroeder <DSCHROEDER@CC.WEBER.EDU>
Subject: Re: energy payback time for renewable


Denmark now generates 50% of its electricity from wind....


I believe that's their goal for two or three decades from now.
The latest actual figure I've seen was 13% (either for 1999 or
for 2000--I forget which).