- 54% of Sweden’s power comes from renewables and this energy is increasingly local.
- Smart grids are switching Swedish homes from energy consumers to power-making ‘prosumers.’
- Local ‘district heating’ plants use excess heat to warm the majority of Swedish homes.
- Sweden tops the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transitions Index
By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018. Sweden is helping lead the way.
Meanwhile local ‘district heating’ plants are using excess heat to produce over 75% of the warmth that Swedish households need. The country also manages to combine the world’s highest carbon taxes with relatively cheap energy prices.
‘We support Sweden’s strong presence in the renewable energy drive. However, we want to see them use less biomass from natural forests and replace this with other renewables.’ Nuable