Sweden fires up oil power plant – and nuclear energy debate

During this last week, Uniper’s Karlshamn power plant in the Scandinavian country has been firing 70,000 liters of oil an hour to offset electricity shortage in southern Sweden. Madness, says opposition.

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Uniper’s oil-fired power plant, Karlshamn, has been operational this last week. To shore up short power supply in southern Sweden these days, the reserve facility has been churning out electricity from morning to evening – burning 70,000 liters of oil per hour, says Uniper’s press chief, Torbjörn Larsson, to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

He adds that that the oil used at the plant stems from Preem’s refinery in Lysekil – and does not originate from Russia.

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