Fantasy Island 100 Percent Renewable and Giving Back

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Fantasy Island 100 Percent Renewable and Giving Back

During the third quarter 2009, the small Danish island of Samsø reported 4000 residents, with no grants or funding, switched almost completely to renewable energy through a combination of community owned wind turbines, district heat plants (run on local biomass) and offshore turbines (installed to offset the emissions of the island's transport). The island is self-sufficient, and produces 140% of the energy it consumes and is exporting energy back to the mainland. That is amazing!

Watch slideshow of this project at ScientificAmerican dated January 19, 2010. 

As an aside to another blog I contribute to, Monetizing IP Communications, here is a list of voice over Internet providers for Denmark.

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