Category Archives: Dependency on fossil fuel

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR UKRAINE?

Issues of energy efficiency and sustainable energy production may have featured less prominently in the recent unrest, but they may present the greatest long-term opportunity for Kiev to seize control of its own fortunes. European investment can also play a … Continue reading

Climate strategy is a welfare issue

Europe is facing a shift political agendas. This transition will place greater focus on welfare, in both the short- and long-term, and in both policy and action. The organizations and individuals involved in social dialogue feel that the political leadership … Continue reading

Sweden may have moved first to break fossil fuel dependency, but it’s no thanks to the pension funds

The planet’s atmosphere is constantly being flooded with more greenhouse gases. The more that we unleash, the more we warm the planet. Put simply: now is the time to let our fossil fuel reserves rest in peace. If we are … Continue reading

Why will Sweden be a leader on Bioenergy?

  Some days ago I visited Gothenburg in Sweden to meet people coming from Swedens Bioenergy sector. I did an interview with Gustav Melin, CEO of Svebio – The association of Bioenergy in Sweden. Read more from an earlier blog … Continue reading

A Question of Leadership

As regular readers of my blog will know, the reasons to embrace sustainability range from the moral (think: averting climate chaos) through to the hardheaded (think: job creation). Regrettably, one vital incentive is missing: government backing. Despite what the Freemarketeers … Continue reading

Sweden’s Renewable Majority

51%. The majority of Sweden’s energy comes from renewable sources. It is an achievement that has surpassed both the EU’s target of 49% by 2020 and the Swedish parliament adopted target of 50 percent in 2020.The seeds to this success … Continue reading

Stockholm Hammarby Sjostad: the next steps

The development of sustainable cities can be approached by many ways. As I discussed in my previous blog, the London Olympics showed how a metropolis can mobilise to promote sustainable practices. But we have a very different example here In … Continue reading

Changing conditions in the Arctic

Climate change is creating new challenges, but also opportunities, on which Sweden must take a position and exert an influence. New conditions are emerging for shipping, hunting, fishing, trade and energy extraction, and alongside this new needs are arising for … Continue reading

Sweden will not fear a new oil crise – less dependent on oil…..

The Swedish newspaper – Dagens Industry – said yesterday that the world price of crude oil is highest ever measured in Swedish kronor.Even taking inflation into account the oil is more expensive today than it was during the oil crises … Continue reading

Sweden will not fear a new oil crise – less dependent on oil…..

The Swedish newspaper – Dagens Industri - wrote in an article this weekend that the world price of crude oil is highest ever measured in Swedish kronor. Even taking inflation into account the oil is more expensive today than it was during the oil crises of 1970 - century. On friday, Financial Times write in another … Continue reading