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Denmark to create world’s first energy island in the North Sea

Topics Covered: Infrastructure- Energy.

Denmark to create world’s first energy island in the North Sea:


Context:

Denmark has approved a plan to build the world’s first energy island in the North Sea.

About the Project:

  • The artificial island, in its initial phase, will be the size of 18 football fields.
  • It will be linked to hundreds of offshore wind turbines and will supply both power to households and green hydrogen for use in shipping, aviation, industry and heavy transport.
  • The island will produce and store enough green energy to cover the electricity needs of three million European households.

Significance:

The move came as the European Union unveiled plans to transform its electricity system to rely mostly on renewable energy within a decade and increase its offshore wind energy capacity 25-fold by 2050.

Sources: Indian Express.