Friday, March 5, 2010

Meanwhile, the enlightened countries keep investing in renewables

Being a cold-weather country, Sweden takes energy issues about as seriously as anyone earth.
Sweden plans 2,000 wind turbines
Published: 2 Mar 10 08:42 CET
The Swedish government has announced plans for the construction of 2,000 wind turbines over the next ten years, writes enterprise minister Maud Olofssonin an opinion article in Dagens Nyheter on Tuesday.
The goal is to increase electricity production from renewable energy sources by 25 terawatt hours by 2020. This can be compared with a total electricity production from Swedish nuclear power in 2009 of around 50 terawatt hours.
Olofsson explained that the expansion of renewable energy production will be stimulated by applying new quotas in the electricity certificate system. The system will thus be extended to 2035. more

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