Denmark has up with a practical idea to its clean energy needs. The Scandinavian nation to build an artificial island 80km off its western coast in the North Sea. It is expected to in full operation by 2033. It the ambitious project will Denmark's reliance on fossil fuels within the next three decades. Denmark currently Europe's largest oil-producing country, so a move towards 100 per cent clean energy and the end of oil production will a huge boost for its green credentials. Jacob Ostergaard, a professor of electric power and energy, the project as, "a cornerstone in the green transition which will help the reduction of Danish CO2 emissions".
The island will roughly the size of 18 football fields. It is projected to around $34 billion to construct. Much of the energy generated will from wind farms. These will enough electricity to power three million households in Denmark and help the country carbon neutral. The professor that the island had enormous potential to create a greener, cleaner Europe. He said: "In the North Sea, we have tremendous potential for offshore wind, about 180 giga-watts in total. That we can actually down all European coal-fired power plants." Professor Ostergaard : "It's a Danish initiative, but this, at least with time, is to be an international effort."