A Danish Isle Weans Itself From Fossil Fuels—and Flourishes

Travel Blog  •  Joanna Kakissis  •  07.09.08 | 9:33 AM ET

Located in the Kattegat, an arm of the North Sea, Samsų has 22 villages, 4,300 residents and a renewable energy cooperative that’s drawing accolades from around the world. The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert visited the scenic isle and described how Samsų, which uses clean sources such as wind turbines and biomass for fuel, became an exporter of renewable energy in about a decade. Way to go green, and so beautifully.

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Joanna Kakissis's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, among other publications. A contributor to the World Hum blog, she's currently a Ted Scripps fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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