We are already there. The majority of Sweden’s energy now comes from renewable sources. 51 % to be more exact, which means that Sweden has surpassed both the EU’s target of 49% by 2020 and the Swedish parliament adopted target of 50 percent in 2020.This success can be traced back to the establishment of the official Official Oil Commission which was charged with reducing Sweden’s dependence on oil. Listen here to Mr Gustav Melin, CEO of the Swedish Bioenergy Association, tell more about this great achievment. Mr Melin is interviewed by Mr Kaj Embrén, who has been involved with issues regarding Sustainable Development for more than 30 years.
Since recycling is extremely
popular in Sweden and only 4% of all waste generated in the country is
landfilled, it has been forced to import waste. Bulgaria and Romania are now
considered possible options, according to Catarina Östlund, a senior advisor
for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. "We have more capacity
than the production of waste in Sweden”, says Catarina Östlund according to
Save the Planet International Eco Forum.
Energy & EnvironmentPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Sun, November 27, 2011 18:24:51 An Update on New Renewable Energy Plants and Projects in Southeast Europe (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey) has been issued by Western Balkans Energy & Construction Projects. Click here for the report.