The Samsø locals take part in the sustainable development
The island Samsø in the middle of Denmark has is celebrated with a 2nd place for its development of a sustainable energy supply with involvement from the locals. The island is self-sufficient with renewable energy from 11 wind turbines and has become a powerhouse of sustainability knowledge for Denmark and the rest of the world. 90% of the island’s wind turbines are owned by the citizens of the island, and the plan is to be completely fossil free in 2030.
Samsø’s Energy Academy opened in 2007 and it serves as a hub for development of new, sustainable ideas and knowledge sharing. The academy hosts workshops and other events and each year, 5000 scientists, politicians, journalists and students visit the island to learn from the local experiences.
More information on Samsø’s 2nd prize is available here.