Friday, 10 June 2016
In June 2016 the Swedish government and three opposition parties have agreed on a framework for a long-term energy policy. One of the goals is to achieve 100% renewable electricity production by 2040. In addition, the framework foresees zero greenhouse gas emission by 2045. However, the agreement also supports nuclear energy by stating that the tax on thermal output should be phased out. The agreement argues that old nuclear plants should be replaced by new ones once they reach the end of their lifetime and that permission should be given to install up to ten new facilities.