Petrol prices to double by 2020
TT/Allegra Grevelius · 16 May 2008, 11:10
Published: 16 May 2008 11:10 GMT+02:00
This would equal a price of over 27 kronor ($4.48) per litre in today's money and would encourage Swedes to drive less, while also minimizing carbon emissions, the government agency said.
If price per litre is not raised to this level, then Sweden's carbon dioxide emissions will continue to rise steadily, it added.
However, Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren (Cen) dismissed the report's conclusions.
Speaking to Sveriges Radio he said that this was not part of his thinking:
"Instead, we must take stronger measures regarding how to make cars more environmentally friendly. We will also need to adjust some of our infrastructure so that it becomes clear that we can for example transport goods by train."