Made in Denmark: Wind Power
Denmark is the dominant player in the off-shore wind turbine market.
BTM Consult estimate by placing wind turbines along the coastline of Europe the capacity of wind turbines installed in the continent could be multiplied by four.
Denmark is also the top consumer of windpower generating over 20% of its electricity from wind turbines. This compares to just 0.5% globally. Spain which currently generates 10% of its electricity from wind power, it has recently stated it will generate 20% by 2010.
The Danish utilised the oil shocks of the 1970s to invest in alternatives allowing it to become the world leader in wind power.