Check out the Danish island of Samso, an island known for its strawberry picking, potatoes, and the tiny little fact that they are completely Carbon Neutral. This island of roughly 4,000 residents has completely wiped away its carbon footprint by using a combination of wind & solar power and biofuel.
100% of their electricity comes from wind power. Everyone on the island owns a turbine or is a share holder in some turbines and on top of the domestic turbines, they have an offshore windfarm. 70% of the island's heat comes from solar power and biomass energy, and they are working to get that up to 100%.
This all started back in 1998 when the island set out on a project to produce 100% of their energy from renewable energy sources. That's a big undertaking that some scoffed would take much longer than 10 years, yet they were able to achieve this 10 year goal in 5 years.
Check out the next page or a great Samso Gallery and some more info...