Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Access to energy is good in Sweden and is largely not a problem. The energy issue has a link to several of Sweden’s environmental objectives, including the environmental quality objectives Clean Air, Reduced Climate Impact and A Good Built Environment. Sweden has the highest proportion of final renewable energy use in the EU. The proportion was 53 per cent in 2014, which is to be compared with 40 per cent in 2005 and the EU average of 16 per cent in 2014.

However, there are tangible differences between different sectors. Energy intensity has been successively decreasing in Sweden for many years. Sweden has the goal of reducing this intensity by 20 per cent from 2008 to 2020. Between 2008 and 2014, energy intensity decreased by 10 per cent.

In 2016, the Swedish Energy Policy Commission submitted proposals for new and stricter targets for Sweden in certain areas. The Commission proposes that the target should be that electricity generation shall consist entirely of renewable energy in 2040 and that energy efficiency shall be 50 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2005 in terms of energy supplied in relation to GDP.

The major challenge for Sweden with regard to the use of renewable energy is the transport sector. In an international perspective, Sweden already has a high proportion of renewable energy in the transport sector, but further measures are needed, such as a greater introduction of electric vehicles, greater use of biofuels and societal planning that makes transport more effective.

As part of its international development cooperation, Sweden provides support for interventions in developing countries in order to promote cost-effective, renewable and low-carbon energy solutions. Support for interventions in the energy sector that had emissions reduction as a principal objective amounted to approximately SEK 129 million in 2015. Support for interventions in the energy sector that had emissions reduction as a significant objective amounted to approximately SEK 495 million in the same year.



ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact.

Absolicon Solar Collector AB

Energy power plant for electricity and heat

Affectus AB

Affectus has developed systems for the energy sector and industry, installed around the world since 1994. In the energy sector, Affectus Alba collects data from meters in substations or on properties while in the industry sector data is collected from machines, materials and products.

Alelion Energy Systems AB

Alelion Energy Systems AB are pioneers within lithium-ion battery technology.

We work primarily with vehicles and materials handling, especially electric forklift trucks and other vehicles for storage and transport where lithium-ion technology is of great benefit to our customers’ businesses and the environment we all share.

Reference Objects

Combined heat and power plant Hedensbyn

CHP Plant

Hedensbyn was Skellefteå Kraft’s first bioenergy combine when it started operations in 1996 and has been a world leader in the development of modern bioenergy technology ever since.

Gårdsten – Sustainability in several dimensions

The solar panels on the newly renovated Solhusen buildings have high symbolic value, and Solhusen has become a symbol for the whole suburb of Gårdsten. However, there is far more to Solhusen than just solar panels.

Kvillebäcken – First green district

Kvillebäcken is the first urban district in Gothenburg built according to the new, more stringent, environmental demands.

Sustainable Lighting

A playground in Little Ursvik in Sundbyberg produces its own energy from sun and wind. The energy used for lighting the playground.

Global Goals

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