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Denmark Secures Backing for $34 Billion Clean Energy Island

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The government has secured broad political backing for Denmark’s largest ever construction project, a 210 billion krone ($34 billion) man-made ‘energy island’ and hundreds of offshore wind mills that will deliver clean electricity and help the country achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

The 120,000-square-meter artificial island will rise 80 kilometers off the western coast, in the North Sea, and will host key infrastructure needed for a planned expansion of Denmark’s offshore wind farms. The project, which includes several connected offshore wind farms, is expected to be completed by 2033. It will initially be able to supply 3 gigawatts of electricity, enough to cover 3 million households, though planners want to eventually raise that total to 10 gigawatts.