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"DANISH PORT AIMS TO BECOME GREEN CITYThe little-known northern port of Frederikshavn in Denmark may soon become
world famous as it bids to become the first city powered solely by
renewable energy.The former naval base, which can be found between green hills and the
Kattegat Sea facing Sweden, has around 25,000 residents and wants to serve
as a model for other cities.According to Frederikshavn Mayor Erik Soerensen, the aim is to make the
city run exclusively on alternative energy by 2015. The idea came from a
fight for survival a decade ago when the shipyards were closed and 7,000
people were left jobless.Already there are windturbines churning along the coast and it is expected
that wind power will generate 30 per cent of the city's electricity needs.
The city's current level of green energy however, is just 24 per cent - so
these are ambitious plans.However, Mikael Kau, the head of the Frederiskshavn Energy City project, is
convinced that the transformation is possible in a short space of time as
long as everyone gets involved and assumes a responsibility to fight
against global warming.It's not the first time that Denmark has acted as a pioneer for green
projects. The small island of Samsoe, on the Kattegat Sea, is already
self-sufficient for electricity - 100 per cent is generated by
windturbines. Indeed 75 per cent of heating comes from solarpanels and
biomass.In return for their commitment to the environment, Mayor Soerensen hopes
that more opportunities will be provided for the city in environmental
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