Sweden is reaching its goal of 2030 renewable energy target this year which means ten years before what was estimated, this is truly a remarkable feat in the energy world and sent out a message to the world that Sweden can be a leader for the green and clean energy economies.
Sweden’s most renewable energy comes from its rich supply of moving water which contributes to the high share of Hydroelectric energy that the country generates. Also, bioenergy is a major part of the renewable energy output of the total generation. The share of renewable electricity use is high in Sweden. Hydro, wind, and solar power together accounted for 49.8% of the electricity produced in the country in 2014 (when measured against national electricity consumption, however, this amount rises to 55.5%). Since 2003, Sweden has supported renewable energy in the electricity sector with a “green electricity certificate” obligation for retail power suppliers. Sweden also has Nuclear Power Plants which amount to 35 percent of electricity generated by them of the total. Sweden aims at a fossil-free transportation fleet by 2030. Sweden has been focusing on biofuels for a long time now and has been establishing gas filling stations all over Sweden which use biofuels such as biomethane. Gasum has opened three stations in Sweden which provide Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquified BioGas (LBG).
With growing climate concerns all over the globe, Sweden has managed to get down its carbon emissions and other harmful emissions. Sweden in true sense is the epitome of the clean and green world if you’d like to see what green earth would look like, look no further than Sweden.