Sweden sets out its green energy future

In its final report, the Swedish Energy Commission recommends extending subsidies for wind energy and increasing the energy tax to fund lower taxes for nuclear and hydro.

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From 2019, Swedish energy will increase by 4.2 Swedish øre / kWb (EUR 0.043). The increase, which corresponds to 9 percent of the 2017 levy rate, will increasingly finance the elimination of the thermal tax which until now was been applied to nuclear power plants, as well as lowering the property tax for hydro plants.

These are some of the more tangible recommendations released by the Swedish Energy Commission's final report. The 400-page report on goals, funds and recommendations for Sweden's future energy policy was produced by a commission with a broad political base, and will now be delivered to the country's politicians.

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