Denmark is promising 50 per cent of its electricity output will be powered by wind by 2020 (stock image of Westmill Wind Farm Co-op near Swindon, Getty)

The transition is fully underway. If we are looking for cheap, competitive and reliable, I don’t see much alternative to wind ..

.. says Wind Europe spokesman

Denmark’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power the entire country last month.

The Scandinavian nation generated 97 gigawatt-hours (GWh) on 22 February, thanks to particularly windy weather, which is enough to power 10 million average EU households for the day.

Wind Europe spokesman Oliver Joy said the “impressive” feat was another boon for wind energy.

“It’s very impressive but what it demonstrates is that renewable can truly be a solution to Europe’s needs,” said Mr Joy, speaking to The Independent.

“Denmark is just the latest example that we have seen in the latest months.

“In 2016 we saw the UK was powered without coal for 12 and a half hours, Germany went some days on renewable, and Portugal went four straight days on renewable.

“It shows energy transition is underway in Europe and arguably further ahead than anywhere else in the world.”

Wind Europe’s daily wind tool showed on the same day, 18.8 per cent of European electricity demand was met by wind power and 52 per cent of it in Germany.

Wind powered around 45 per cent of Denmark’s electricity in 2016.

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