Monday, November 30, 2009

Energy, Windmills, and Electric Cars (the Denmark Way)

Denmark has always been a model we looked to for some great urban infrastructure. Now they are trying to get electric cars as the main fleet on their roads. In a country with a transportation mode split we would love to replicate, are they on the right path? This begs the question: Should more money be spent in automobile infrastructure, even if it is for electric cars?

From NOW:
Home to a worldwide summit on climate change in early December, Denmark is setting a global example in creating clean power, storing it, and using it responsibly. Their reliance on wind power to produce electricity without contributing to global warming is well known, but now they're looking to drive the point home with electric cars. To do this, they've partnered with social entrepreneur Shai Agassi and his company Better Place.

1 comment:

Geiger said...

With the low price of personal vehicles the only thing to add is "Welcome to congestion Denmark." Perhaps if the tax was lowered rather than eliminated it would be an improvement.