Denmark backs Chris Huhne’s push for tougher emission cut targets

A quick follow up to our story about the lively debate within the European Commission over the push from Chris Huhne and others for bigger emission cut targets – Denmark has now backed Chris Huhne’s position, as The Guardian reported:

The Danish government has stepped into the fray over Europe’s climate change targets, boosting the attempts of a group of member states to opt for more ambitious emissions cuts.

Denmark on Thursday set out its own vision for energy supplies in 2050, showing how the country could meet its aim of becoming independent of coal, oil and natural gas by the middle of the century. The country is already a leader in wind energy generation, and benefits from a well-developed electricity grid allowing it to share green power with some of its Nordic neighbours.

The Danes also issued a joint statement with Chris Huhne, the UK’s secretary of state for energy and climate change, who has spearheaded the push by several member states to toughen the EU’s current greenhouse gas emissions targets.

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