Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Energy-driven consumption of fossil fuels has increased the amount of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere, leading to a rise in the land surface air temperature.
The use of fossil fuels needs to be reduced in order to decrease the impact on the planet. Sustainable energy from renewable sources like solar, wind and biomass need to increase to reach the Global Goals by 2030. In Sweden, the use of biofuels has tripled in the past four decades, and in the past 10 years, wind power has increased significantly.
By using solutions such as waste-to-energy systems, where waste is recycled as district heating, electricity, biogas, biofertilizer and materials, the amount of waste is reduced and used as a renewable and environmentally safe energy source.
But the energy use also needs to be more efficient. All EU countries should reduce their energy use by 32,5 % by 2030 through energy efficiency. In Sweden, the goal is set to 50 %, compared to 2005 levels.
By 2040, all electricity production in Sweden should be renewable. Today, 98 % of Sweden’s electricity production is fossil-free and the biggest part of the renewable electricity comes from hydropower.