Wind power to be expanded to all of Sweden

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It won’t be enough to build wind farms only in the more remote areas of Sweden’s North, according to the strategy. (Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Electricity from wind power needs to quadruple compared to today, if the climate targets are to be met, according the Energy Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • They say each region will have to increase production if the target of 100 percent renewable energy by 2040 is to be met.
  • For a region like Stockholm, a real challenge is expected, as there is hardly any wind power there at all at the moment.
Radio Sweden report

For more on Sweden’s renewable energy goals and why wind farms in the North aren’t enough, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report

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