Triple petrol prices to reach Sweden’s climate goals says report

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Road in Stockholm, Sweden. (Johan Nilsson / SCANPIX / AFP)
Road in Stockholm, Sweden. (Johan Nilsson / SCANPIX / AFP)
In order to reach Sweden’s goal of a fossil free vehicle fleet, the government should raise petrol prices to SEK 42 per litre.

That’s the word from a report by Sweden’s  National Institute of Economic Research, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.

In July last year the government presented a vision to cut the transport sector’s fossil fuel dependency by 80 percent before 2030 and today the National Institute of Economic Research published a report with suggestions on how to meet that goal.

The report suggested a hike in carbon taxes by 900 percent, which would mean that one liter of petrol would cost SEK 42.

“These are drastic and very costly measures to take. They would also be difficult to implement, ” Eva Samakovlis, researcher at the National Institute of Economic Research told Dagens Nyheter.

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