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Old 08-13-2019, 01:08 PM
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On 22 August, HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark will inaugurate Vattenfall’s next and largest offshore wind farm, Horns Rev 3, in the North Sea.
https://seawanderer.org/crown-prince...hore-wind-farm
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:50 PM
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Yes, this latest off-shore wind-farm will cover the electric consumption of 425.000 households.-
To put that into perspective: There are some 2.6 million households in DK.

The aim is to get DK self-reliant on fossil-free (and nuclear-free) energy by 2050 and we are getting very close to that target.
At present at least half of all DK households are covered by wind-energy.

Off-shore wind-farms ensure jobs as well, because the off-shore industry servicing the oil-rigs are now turning to construction and maintenance of wind-mills.
The advantages of off-shore wind-farms is that the mills can be almost as large as desired, they don't disturb the scenery when out of sight and it's always windy.
The problem is of course how to efficiently store the energy created by mills, but it is only a matter of time before that is solved, and as DK belongs to the European energy grid, surplus energy is immediately sold and send on through the grid. So there is at present really not that much need to store energy produced at this level.
Nuclear energy is at present the cheapest and most reliable energy, but there are a few - ahem - downsides to that...
So electricity from wind is more expensive, but the prices are very difficult to gauge, as the energy sector is heavily subsidized in various ways in different countries. So on the face of it electricity in DK is relatively pricey compared to other countries. The indirect purpose being to induce people to use less energy and switch to energy saving devices when at all possible. With considerable success I might add, because the money saved is money in the bank for the consumer.
The windmills are good for the export too. As there is a changing awareness among the consumers worldwide about the environment, those countries that went first with renewable energy have the edge on the export-market. Those countries who drag their feet are in for a big bill later on!

How about the birds, I hear you say.
Well, provided you don't place the wind-farms in the direct routes of migrating birds the problem isn't that big. The problem is worst at night, when the birds can't see the wings. But studies indicate that after a while the birds learn to fly around the wind-farms.
Anyway, migrating patterns can be changed as has been observed here in DK.
We have bridges absolutely everywhere in this country, with even more being planned. And migrating birds think bridges are the best thing since the hotdog was invented!
As is migrating birds already follow rivers and coastlines - as well as railroads and highways... Bridges spanning stretches of waters are therefore quite useful from a bird-perspective, thank you very much. There is after all a reason why ornithologists have set up bases near the largest bridges here in DK.

Another surprising study has shown that the life in the ocean benefit from wind-farms. The wind-thingies have to stand on something out there in the ocean of course. A foundation. And that foundation is quite a nice place to live if you are an oyster. And where there are oysters, there are fish, and since the area around off-shore wind-farms are usually off-limits to trawlers, quite a few fish!

So from an overall perspective off-shore wind-farms work.
Provided they are out of sight of the coast, they don't bother anyone.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:45 PM
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Today, Frederik as Regent held the official public audiences.

"On Monday, 46 citizens attended the audience at Crown Prince Frederik to thank for orders, appointments and medals.
46 women and men met on Monday for the audience at Crown Prince Frederik at Christiansborg Castle.

https://www.avisen.dk/46-i-audiens-h...en_562875.aspx
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:31 PM
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Yesterday, Frederik recieved the new chairman for the Marine Association
https://m.facebook.com/danmarksmarin...type=3&theater
https://scontent.fsan1-2.fna.fbcdn.n...83&oe=5E1584B1

another event not on the calendar
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:08 AM
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Today, August 22, Crown Prince Frederik inaugurated the new Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm in Hvide Sande.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **


** bt.dk: Nu snurrer Danmarks største havvindmøllepark **


** tvmidtvest: Strøm til 425.000: Kronprinsen indvier Danmarks største havvindmøllepark **
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:49 AM
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Thanks, Iceflower.

This the latest windmill-park is the largest supplying almost half a million households. There are about 2.5 million households, so this park alone constitute roughly the equivalent to one sixth of all energy to DK households.
And it's always windy out there...
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:55 AM
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Crown Prince Frederik attended the opening of the World Food Summit in Copenhagen today, August 29:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Instagram gallery **
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Agreed! He looks kingly!
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Crown Prince Frederik launched the Nature Day 2019 at Kr. Hyllinge this morning, September 2:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** Pic 4 ** Pic 5 ** Pic 6 ** sn.dk gallery **


** kendte.dk gallery: Kronprinsen indtog den danske natur **
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:31 PM
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He is a true joy to see out in nature and with kids
https://www.friluftsraadet.dk/nyhede...uren-denne-uge

more info and pictures
https://www.instagram.com/p/B16skO4h7H9/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B16cOmLh...ource=ig_embed
https://www.instagram.com/p/B16ZjHKB...ource=ig_embed
https://www.instagram.com/p/B16acYsh...ource=ig_embed


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Åbning af Naturens Dag 2019 | Kongehuset
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Old 09-03-2019, 12:30 PM
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video from yesterday's event
https://youtu.be/qTRzuQdJ8v4
https://www.billedbladet.dk/kongelig...s-ud-i-naturen
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:15 PM
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Crown Prince Frederik seems to be really happy in nature with the kids.
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:29 PM
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Indeed.

And he says that it's no problem getting his own children out into the nature - even though the computer or a trip to the cinema is alluring as well.

There was a longer segment with Frederik and children the other day on the news, where he was praised to high heaven for his ability to interact naturally with children. According to the children he clearly spoke to them on an eye to eye level. That is he didn't speak to them as an adult to a child and they liked that.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:34 PM
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That is great to hear

Today Frederik is once again regent, while the Queen is abroad. No pictures yet, but today he attended a reception in connection with the opening of MAST, Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Conference, Northern Coasts 2019.

Tomorrow, he will attend the opening of this conference
H.K.H. Kronprinsen deltager i reception i anledning af åbningen af Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies Conference, Northern Coasts | Kongehuset
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CP Frederik with his uniform


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Here's an additional article about Frederik attending yesterday's reception:


** BB: Kronprins Frederik havde forrygende aften nær Amalienborg ** translation **
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Old 09-05-2019, 02:29 PM
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Article on Frederik's events this week (Nature Day and the Maritime conference)
https://www.bt.dk/royale/billede-af-...an-ser-godt-ud

and it's highlighted how Frederik looks great in uniform. I propose he wears it at least once a week
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