The Danes already generate 20 percent of their power with wind, but plan to boost that to 40 percent by 2020 when they want to have 200,000 all electric cars on the road being charged by wind power. Wind power could be the key to a zero-carbon footprint future. R.C.J.
The Danish pilot project is called EDISON, which stands for "Electric vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated market using Sustainable energy and Open Networks." The EDISON project, just getting underway this fall, is aimed at demonstrating that wind power can be used to keep a nationwide fleet of electric vehicles recharged. The international project runs through 2012 with $9 million in funding.
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