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Uniper considers new nukes in Sweden

Sweden plans to source 100 percent of is electricity from renewables from 2040, placing an obstacle for the country's nuclear capacity. However,the parliamentary majority is wavering, and German Uniper mentions interest in building new atomic reactors in Sweden.

Decommissioned nuclear plant Barsebäck in Southern Sweden. | Photo: PR / Uniper

Political instability concerning domestic energy has opened a crevice for introducing the idea of new nuclear power in Sweden.

Sweden has otherwise set a target to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable from 2040 to the exclusion of atomic energy, which currently generates 40 percent of the country's power. The country ratified an energy policy in 2016 with support from the Green Party (Miljöpartiet), the Centre Party (Centerpartiet), the Christian Democrats (Kristdemokraterna) and the Moderate Party (Moderaterna).

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