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Sweden to reach 2030 renewable energy goal in 2018

Wind turbines in Malå. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Published: 16.Jul.2018 10:28 hrs

Sweden is on course to reach one of its renewable energy targets 12 years ahead of schedule, with wind turbines making a 2030 goal achievable in 2018.

In 2012, Sweden and Norway set the target of increasing production of electricity from renewables by 28.4 terawatt hours within eight years. Already well ahead of schedule, in 2017 the Swedes then increased their target by a further 18 Twh, aiming to achieve the heightened goal by 2030.

But that goal is likely to be met in 2018 if wind turbine production continues on its current course, the World Economic Forum reports, with 3,681 turbines due to be operating in the country by the end of the year.

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