Sweden: fossil fuel free by 2020!

 

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NBC: Sweden goes green – Europe – MSNBC.com

Man, I liked Sweden when I was there in 2003.  I still owe the mayor (and the police) of that little town for retrieving my backpack from town hall when it got locked in.  But this is over the top!  A country has pledged to be practically carbon neutral by 2020 – and although they have made plans to decommission all nuclear power plants, this is occurring at a slow pace and may not be complete until 2050.

So energy in sweden post 2020 will be (with the exception of nuclear power) all current solar income.  Biomass already makes up a large part of their energy supply, and although not ideal, it’s certainly better than using ‘past solar income’ (coal, oil, peat, natural gas).

So who’s after Iceland and Sweden?  the U.S.

 

-and what does this mean for Volvo and Saab? (and Saab aircraft – will they run on ethanol?)

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