Swedish green bonds slash 515,000 tonnes of emissions

This is roughly the equivalent of approximately 350,000 cars

Sparks fly in Sweden with new electric road

It aims to solve the problem of having to keep electric vehicles charged up and cut battery costs

Renault opens dedicated electric vehicle store

Renault has opened its first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) “concept” store in Sweden. The car manufacturer said its Renault Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Stockholm will allow customers to find out the benefits of EVs and learn about charging infrastructure, subsidies and other EV related services. Visitors will also be able to test drive EVs […]

EU bank backs giant Swedish battery project

Plans to build what Europe’s biggest battery plant in Sweden has received financial backing from an EU bank. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan of up to €52.5 million (£46.7m) for Northvolt’s factory in Vasteras for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries. Two former Tesla executives unveiled the plan for the $4 billion […]

Sweden steels the spotlight on sustainability

A first-of-its-kind pilot plant to produce steel without the use of fossil fuels is being planned for Sweden. Steel firm SSAB, mining company LKAB and Vattenfall will fund half of the HYBRIT initiative, with the Swedish Energy Agency providing the other half of the money. The planning and designing stage is expected to cost SEK20 […]

Green Investment Group-GE to deliver 650MW of Swedish onshore wind

GE has partnered with the Green Investment Group to deliver and operate 650MW of onshore wind in Sweden. GE Renewable Energy will provide 179 of its turbines for the Markbygden ETT wind farm, with the blades equipped with an innovative ice mitigation system by LM Wind Power, ensuring a stable level of availability and reduced […]

Vattenfall on nuclear recruitment drive

Vattenfall’s nuclear power business is to recruit more than 300 employees in coming years. The Swedish energy giant has launched a new initiative to attract recently graduated engineers, experienced workers and other people interested in technology. There are around 60 different professions within the country’s nuclear industry and Vattenfall says major development prospects exist. Last […]

Sweden to invest £485m in climate projects

The Swedish Government has announced plans to invest SEK5 billion (£485m) in environmental and climate projects. The commitment, aimed at cutting emissions and creating jobs, is part of its budget bill for 2018. It is said to be the “greatest commitment to climate and the environment ever”. Investments will be spread over a “large number […]

EU funded wind farm opens in Sweden

Sweden’s first energy project to be funded under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) has been officially opened. The Långmarken wind farm in Kristinehamn, which was backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and renewable energy firm Mirova, is made up of eight 3.3MW wind turbines, giving the site a total capacity of 26.4MW. […]

Sweden says it will go ‘carbon neutral by 2045’

The Swedish Government has announced it intends to make the country carbon neutral by 2045. The legislation was approved by an 86% majority of 254 to 41 and will come into effect on the 1st of January 2018. It means the government will now need to provide an annual environmental report every year and draw up a targeted plan […]