- Hydropower should no longer be classified as a sustainable energy source according to an EU Commission green proposal.
- But Swedish energy companies are critical because they say it will be more difficult to attract investment.
- Green Party co-leader Per Bolund says the government is trying to get hydroelectricity and bioenergy included on the EU’s taxonomy list.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Climate change creating vast new glacial lakes, with risk of ‘gargantuan’ floods, researcher says, The Canadian Press
Iceland: Arctic Science Ministerial postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Record November warmth in Svalbard, Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Shocking temperatures across the Arctic, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Swedish MEP ‘extremely happy’ with EU vote to cut emissions by 60 percent, Radio Sweden
United States: Bering Sea ice at lowest extent in at least 5,500 years, study says, Alaska Public Media