Most Swedes support wind power subsidies: survey

(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
A survey suggests that a clear majority of Swedes want to keep subsidising wind power.

A poll commissioned by Swedish public television SVT found that 71 percent of people who answered the survey supported keeping subsidies.

The Green Party welcomes the result, as does the wind power industry, which also wants bigger subsidies, due to low energy prices and the falling value of current subsidies.

But both the Christian Democrats and Sweden Democrats want wind power to manage without financial support, as does the Liberal Party, which supports nuclear power.

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