Facts about Danish energy independence

1. The U.S. uses a bit more than 300 barrels of oil to produce one million Euros of gdp, Denmark uses just a bit over 100 barrels.

2. Pig blubber is an important medium for heating.

3. Energy consumption has held roughly steady for 30 years, even though gdp has doubled.

4. Non-profit cooperatives are common in the Danish energy sector.

5. Buying a new car involves a registration fee of 105% of the car’s value.

6. Electricity costs 43% more per megawatt hour than in the United States.

Those facts are from The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2007, "How Denmark Paved Way to Energy Independence."


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