Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Commentary: Denmark Takes a Backward Step

After two decades of success with wind, Svend Auken, vice president of the Danish Parliament, informs us in a letter to the New York Times that Denmark's greenhouse gas emissions are once more on the rise, due to government backsliding:
The current conservative government slammed on the brakes when it took over in December 2001. In a free-market, climate-skeptic spree, it canceled three offshore wind farms, abolished government schemes for energy conservation, slashed research in renewables and recently abolished Denmark’s historic freeze on coal-fired power stations.
What a shame.


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