Sweden to reach 2030 renewable energy goal in 2018
Already well ahead of schedule, in 2017 the Swedes then increased their target by a further 18 TWh, aiming to achieve the heightened goal by 2030. But that goal is likely to be met in 2018 if wind turbine production continues on its current course, the World Economic Forum reports, with 3,681 turbines due to be operating in the country by the end of the year. Strong investment in renewable sources is the main reason for the progress, the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten) explained. Last year the Social Democrat-Green Swedish government set an even more ambition renewable target, saying the country would strive for zero net emissions by 2045.
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