Danish electricity from wind energy. 2006 to 2015
In 2015 Denmark used wind turbines to generate a world-record 42.1 percent of its total electricity consumption - up from 39.1 percent in 2014.
In 2014 Denmark led the world in the percentage of its total electricity generated by wind energy. And it now looks as though it will be doing the same in 2015!
Denmark's commitment to wind energy is not the result of accident and instead is due to careful policy design which originated from the 1973 OPEC oil embargo that hammered their economy. After that experience the Danes vowed never again to be held hostage by global oil prices.