The Danish government has launched an ambitious new green energy initiative that aims to generate half of the country's electricity using wind farms by 2020.
Danish climate minister Martin Lidegaard announced on Friday that the country will also attempt to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 34% (compared to 1990 levels) and decrease energy consumption by 12% (compared to 2006).
Other 2020 goals include getting 35% of the country's total energy from renewable sources and transitioning away from oil and coal. By 2050, Denmark hopes to run on 100% renewable energy.
Denmark's example could help pass EU-wide environmental measures. A proposal to reduce EU carbon emissions by 30% by 2020 nearly passed this month, but was vetoed by Poland.