Copenhagen and its development to be a Carbon Neutral City

09/08/2011 / Kaj

Copenhagen is no stranger to the cleantech industry; some may even call it ground zero for renewable energy

innovation. Denmark’s capital ranks among the most environmentally-friendly cities on earth, sporting an

inner harbor clean enough to swim and fish in, its residents world leaders in bicycle transportation and organic food consumption.

Copenhagen is currently striving to become the world’s first carbon neutral city, with an ultimate goal

of being completely independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

“Denmark has been focusing on becoming energy independent for a long, long time —

since the 1970’s,” said Simon Dreyer, head of cleantech networks for Copenhagen Capacity.

“It’s been a roller-coaster ride, but it’s exciting to see how much it has developed since then.”

Copenhagen Capacity is a member of the Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster (CCC), a consortium of energy companies,

research institutions, and governmental and non-governmental organizations helping to push

the ambitious goal forward. Read more uk.ibtimes See also the blog

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