A global ledarland is way ahead of the others and is the country with the lowest share of fossil fuels of the council's member states. It is found in an in-depth analysis of the Swedish energy policy the International energy council, IEA, presented on Tuesday. The analysis is carried out every five years.
and broad political agreements that energiöverenskommelsen from 2016 and the climate policy framework from 2017 highlighted in the report presented as the reasons why Sweden has so far managed well with a transition to lower emissions in several sectors.
Sweden has shown that the ambitious energy policy can coexist with strong economic growth, " says Paul Simons, vice-president of the IEA, when the DN hit him during the conference Energiutblick in Eskilstuna.
– With energiöverenskommelsen in place, it is now time for Sweden to develop a clear plan for the long-term goal to become carbon neutral.
Simon's point that Sweden has a good starting point, with stable production of energy from hydropower and nuclear power together account for about 80 per cent of production. And renewable energy sources is growing.
When it comes to heating which is very energy-intensive, highlights the expansion of district heating and installation of heat pumps that provide clean and efficient energy as a reason for significant reduction in emissions.
other countries, but there are challenges in including transport and industry and it is important to keep the momentum up, " says Paul Simons.
the Transport is singled out as a sector that requires focus on a target to reduce emissions by 70 percent by the year 2030 will be reached. Bonus-malus system and reduktionsplikten was taken up as the means required to reduce emissions from road transport.
To use taxes and to remove unnecessary subsidies for fossil fuels are the tips to continue to bring down emissions and to move towards fossil-free energy. Paul Simons welcomed the proposal to vårändringsbudgeten to some tax breaks for diesel can be removed.
in Order to achieve the Swedish climate targets to carbon emissions should be net zero in the year 2045, Sweden must look at the industrial pollution from, inter alia, steel and cement.
Anders Ygeman (S), received the report and agreed with the analysis, the IEA has done:
– There are long-term objectives, we know where we are going and we have a large political consensus.
Regarding the emissions from transport as the IEA highlights the warnings are being heard about, he is hopeful.
– There are two huvudsvar, electrification and biofuels. Sweden is by a wide margin the country with the most biofuel in the tanks of personbilssidan. And we are on the brink of a elektrifieringsrevolution. The first few months of the year, 14 per cent of sales of new cars to run on electricity. And in march, the strikes for the first time, the pure electric cars driving the hybrid cars.
The recent nyvaknade debate on nuclear power for the climate's sake that M and KD has taken up he is not concerned.
– No I hits, such as Waterfall, talking to new nuclear power, " says Anders Ygeman.
– Then energiöverenskommelsen has over 60 billion dollars invested in wind power and it is because we should not subsidize nuclear power. Both nuclear power and wind power must make it on its own merits, and then we see that investors select wind power.
Read also: 750 million to Klimatklivet in vårbudgeten