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Learning From Copenhagen: Post #3

Wind Power Denmark
Wind Power Denmark (by Credit: Climate Consortium Denmark)

Greetings from Copenhagen!

This morning I'll be interviewing the executive director of the Climate Consortium Denmark. CCD is working to solve some of the same problems that Austin's Pecan Street Project is tackling. Watch the three-minute YouTube video here.

Climate Consortium Denmark can offer Austin some great economic-development inspiration and experience around clean energy, too. CCD is marketing the heck out of "Danish state-of-the-art solutions for energy and environment." It's coordinating all Danish business activities leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP15. See here.

As a joint venture between the Danish state and five major business organizations, CCD is promoting solutions to the core issue addressed by the Pecan Street Project: How to invent a power grid that works on a massive scale to collect, store, and distribute wind energy. They're hosting a week-long "Smart Grid" workshop to share international solutions with transmission system operators worldwide next January/February. (They'd love participants from Austin.)

As though to showcase the wind power of this beautiful city, the wind was so fierce when I arrived yesterday that it prevented opening the front door of the hotel. It made sightseeing a blustery challenge as well; bicycling through Copenhagen today (aka, researching carbon-neutral transport) should be cold but exhilarating. Stay tuned!

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