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present day production of renewable energy during the next 20 years. 1400
TWh is a reality, but today it stands at just 125 TWh.38 It is not possible to
store wind and sun energy at the same time, therefore the wind will be
used when it is available and water when necessary. The Norwegian water
deposit is one of the best stores in the world and water can also be
pumped back into the deposit. Investments in wind power have increased
by 30% every half a year for the last 10 years. The results are evident only
in some countries such as Denmark (16%), Spain (8%) and Germany (5%).
Despite the success, wind power covers only 0,7% of energy demand at
the global scale.39 The Norwegian-Danish Force Technology is currently
launching a new type of liquid sea windmill, which could be placed
anywhere from 40 metres depth and above.40
The Norwegian Statkraft is becoming more and more
internationalised in its hydropower policy. It is the leading producer of
renewable energy in Europe, administrating 135...
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- Summer '14