Green Building Community

Sweden to Become One of World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation​s

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 99 Discussions 131 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven stated to the UN recently: “We are the first generation that can put an end to poverty. And the last that can put an end to climate change.”

Ahead with over 50% of power from non-fossil fuel sources, Sweden has committed to becoming fossil-fuel free. The country will invest in photovoltaics, energy storage, the smart grid, green transportation, and increased. energy efficiency for existing buildings. Outside of its borders, Sweden will increase funding of climate-related projects in developing countries.

Projects will largely be financed through tax increases on petrol and diesel fuel (Science Alert). Sweden has not yet given up nuclear power, which presents a challenge for many.




Please be kind and respectful!

Please make sure to be respectful of the organizations and companies, and other Rate It Green members that make up our community. We welcome praise and advice and even criticism but all posted content and ratings should be constructive in nature. For guidance on what constitutes suitable content on the Rate It Green site, please refer to the User Agreement and Site Rules.

The opinions, comments, ratings and all content posted by member on the Rate It Green website are the comments and opinions of the individual members who posts them only and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies or policies of Rate It Green. Rate It Green Team Members will monitor posted content for unsuitable content, but we also ask for the participation of community members in helping to keep the site a comfortable and open public forum of ideas. Please email all questions and concerns to