Google Gobbles Up Entire Output of New Swedish Wind Farm

June 9, 2013 by Tina Casey

Google's Finnish Data Center

The renewable energy world was abuzz last week with news that Google has just nailed down an exclusive agreement with a Swedish wind farm developer to provide its Finnish data center with wind power for the next ten years.[read more]

Energy Efficiency: In Praise of Waste

May 20, 2013 by Geoff Russell

It’s time we stopped wasting time with brain dead energy saving mantras and got on with the real task of building a clean energy infrastructure so we can use far, far more electricity.[read more]

Sweden's Quest to be the First Oil-free Nation

April 11, 2013 by Zana Nesheiwat

oil-free Sweden?

The oil crisis in the early 1970s forced Sweden to embark on a quest for alternative energy sources. In 1970, oil accounted for 77 percent of Sweden’s energy, but by 2003 that figure fell to 32 percent.[read more]

Could the USA Find Inspiration In Sweden’s Energy Policy?

November 27, 2012 by Christine Hertzog

Sweden via Shutterstock

The USA could learn a number of valuable lessons from Sweden about energy policy.  The Swedish Trade delegation recently sponsored a Smart Grid roundtable in San Francisco with Anna-Karin Hatt, Minister for Information Technology and Energy in the government of Sweden’s Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications.  ...[read more]

Hillary Clinton Calls For ‘More Action In The Fight Against Climate Change’

June 7, 2012 by Joseph Romm

In a visit to Sweden this week, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for greater international cooperation to address climate change.“We do need more action in the fight against climate change. We need real-world solutions and we need results,” said Clinton in a meeting with environmental officials.Secretary Clinton and Sweden’...[read more]

Sweden stays on flight path to nuclear future

June 18, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Despite a close vote in parliament, polls show strong support for new reactors to tackle climate change Sweden’s parliament overturned June 17 a 30-year-old ban on new nuclear reactors, adding to the renewed momentum behind nuclear energy in Europe as countries try to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The Riksdag voted by a narrow 174-...[read more]

Green VS. Green, Part 1

May 27, 2010 by Breakthrough Institute

By Breakthrough Senior Fellow Siddartha Shome Denmark Dispute Greens tout Denmark as a renewable mecca, but Sweden -- powered largely by hydro and nuclear -- has a far less carbon intense energy mix. Here's a pop quiz. A, B, C, and D are four rich industrialized countries in Western Europe with similar living standards. Country A's...[read more]

What does enviro-polling mean?

March 24, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

A Paler Shade of Green? - Energy & Environment Experts: In a recent survey of residents in the U.S. and Sweden, RFF Fellow Alan Krupnick and his colleagues in Sweden found that 92% of Swedes and 71% of Americans are willing to pay for climate change mitigation efforts. The average amount people are willing to pay to avoid a 4F...[read more]

Tamar’s Law: You say you want a carbon revolution?

November 14, 2009 by Dan Yurman

But world governments must open their wallets firstGuest Blog Post by Tamar Cerafici*This is my last post from Sweden, as things heat up for the climate change conference next month in Copenhagen which is just across a narrow body of water (left) called the Kattegatt. A bit of history: the Kattegatt is an interesting maritime formation...[read more]

Tamar’s Law ~ Thoughts from across the pond

October 21, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Europe’s reality check on global warming is that it is shifting to nuclear energy By: Tamar Cerafici * I’m offering this month’s column from Varberg, on the southwestern coast of Sweden where I’ll be for the next couple of months. Varberg is a popular summer resort area, boasting sandy beaches and clear water. It’s not bad in the...[read more]

Congestion pricing payoff: More alt fuel cars on road

September 29, 2009 by Todd Woody

photo: Think In The New York Times today, I write about how Stockholm’s congestion pricing system, which charges drivers to enter the city center, has helped triple the number of alternative fuel cars in the Swedish capital: When Sweden began charging motorists to drive into downtown Stockholm during rush hour, the goal was to reduce...[read more]

EU Presidency points to compromise at Copenhagen

September 7, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

  Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (Photo: Pawel Flato) Two key members of the Swedish government – the Prime Minister and the Environment Minister – appeared last week to adopt contrasting tones when commenting on the EU’s expectations of other negotiating parties at the forthcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen....[read more]

Hamburg: Taking the power back

May 19, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

Seven years ago, Hamburg sold its municipal energy provider to the Swedish utility Vattenfall. Yesterday, in a telling example of changed thinking on energy policy, Hamburg's Green environment minister announced the start of construction for the first (admittedly tiny) windpark operated by the city's newly created municipal...[read more]

Jämtland: A County Fuelled by Biomass

March 20, 2008 by Tim Hurst

Fascinating and well produced piece about the use of biomass and combined heat/power(CHP) to provide nearly all of the heating needs of this area in Sweden. Running time is 8 minutes. Link to original post[read more]