COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Denmark's government plans to have the country completely off of fossil fuels by 2050, including cars.
The most recent IPCC report urged countries around the world to get rid of fossil fuels by 2100, and it appears Denmark is ready to beat that goal by half a century.
The small country is already using 40 percent renewable energy on the electric grid, and they have set a goal of making that 50 percent by 2020, the New York Times reports.
The only problem is that energy production from wind and solar plants cost very little to run, so the more they appear, the less energy will cost. This means energy companies will struggle to make any profit, but they need the energy companies there to divert stored electricity when the wind or sun are not generating power. Some have proposed charging low prices when energy is plentiful and high prices when energy is not being produced by wind or solar.
The country has also struggled with their national electric car program, but they hope to continue it once electric cars become less expensive.