Denmark advising US state on offshore wind

Denmark is putting its wind experts at the disposal of the US state of Maryland, its climate department announced on Friday. Danish experts will help advise Maryland officials on a […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Denmark is putting its wind experts at the disposal of the US state of Maryland, its climate department announced on Friday.

Danish experts will help advise Maryland officials on a 200 MW offshore wind farm about 20km off the tourist destination Ocean City.

The East Coast state is home to Washington D.C. and of course the White House. In July 2013 its Governor Martin O’Malley unveiled tough plans to slash state carbon emissions by 25% by 2020, in line with its 2009 target.

Martin Lidegaard, Denmark’s Minister for Climate, Energy and Building (pictured) said: “We have experience with the whole process when it comes to establishing and operating offshore wind farms and the knowledge we share with energy regulators in Maryland.

“At the same time, we can help to give President Obama’s climate plan a small but important push in the right direction.”

Pioneers of wind power, Denmark has its own target of getting 50% of its electricity from wind by 2020.