In Denmark, no gas and oil extraction, after the country decided to stop activities in the North Sea, with the decision approved by the Danish parliament. No the new frontier will be the renewable energy, in particular wind power.
Helene Hagel of Greenpeace Denmark said: "This is a momentous decision towards the necessary end of fossil fuels, a great victory for the environmental movemen. Denmark will now set an expiration date for oil and gas production and is establishing itself as a green pioneer to inspire other countries to end our dependence on climate-destroying fossil fuels.
Denmark is a small country, but it has the potential to pave the way for the necessary transition to green and renewable energy. Now the government and political parties must take the next step and plan a phasing out of the production of existing oil in the Danish part of the North Sea by 2040."
Danish climate minister Dan Joergensen said: "It is extremely important that we now have a solid majority behind this agreement, so the environmental conditions of the North Sea are no longer in doubt. The oil revenues from the North Sea have largely funded our welfare state for more than four decades.
We do not hide the fact that this is expensive, but our hope is that others will look at us and see that it is possible to do it concretely."
Australia at the forefront of renewable energy
Solar energy and other renewable sources: is Australia the most virtuous? Sydney was, in the world , one of the first metropolis eco-sustainable thanks to renewable energy sources.
The injection of renewable electricity into the network will be started in stages, and the process should be completed at the beginning of 2021. Obviously, the measures taken by the municipal administration in past years also contribute to the green target.
The Australian metropolis has followed Melbourne's example it was announced that it will supply all the city's activities with clean energy obtained from nearby wind and photovoltaics. From the historic town hall to the other 114 public buildings, from the parks to the five city pools, passing through street lighting.
An ambitious goal that Syndey had set for some time and who has materialized thanks to a maxi PPA agreement worth 60 million Australian dollars, equivalent to 41.5 million US dollars. According to initial estimates, the agreement will save the city up to half a million dollars a year in the next decade, reducing CO2 emissions by about 200,000 tons in the same period.
In 2016, Sydney invested in energy efficiency interventions by installing, among other things, LED lights and solar panels on the roof of over thirty buildings. Without count the Australia's largest solar farm is an area of 10,000 square kilometers in the uncultivated pastures between Alice Springs and Darwin.
It is the largest solar farm in the world. The largest photovoltaic park ever conceived will be built in those pastures by Sun Cable.