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Sweden is officially coal-free – and SA should take note

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Renewable energy in South Africa could be as successful as Sweden’s nuclear power, but first we need to make the move away from fossil fuels.


05 May 2020
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Sweden is officially coal-free – and SA should take note

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A mild winter in Sweden and a commitment to ditching fossil fuels has culminated in the closing down of the country’s last coal-fired power plant. An announcement in April revealed the last of the KVV6 boilers at Värtaverket in Hjorthagen, eastern Stockholm, which had been providing heat and electricity to citizens since 1989, had officially closed in a bid to reduce emissions. The plant, owned by Stockholm Exergi, had already closed its first boiler before the winter of 2019/2020. CEO Anders Egelrud said the move was not only a milestone for the company, but “an important marker for the change...

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