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