Friday, April 14, 2006

Get 1/5th of our Energy from Renewables?

...Sweden says YES!
This off the wire from AFP:

Sweden has met targets for energy production from renewable sources for the second consecutive year, the country's energy agency said.

"Sweden fulfilled 99.9 percent of its quota for the April 2005 to March 2006 period", Roger Oestberg, spokesman for the energy agency, told AFP.

In accordance with European Union directives, the country has a target of producing one fifteenth of its electricity from renewable sources such as water, biogas, wind and solar power by 2010, Oestberg said.

The target represents 10 terrawatt hours per year of Sweden's current 150 terrawatt hours, Oestberg added.

Sweden introduced legislation requiring the use of alternative energy sources in May 2003.

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