Energy policy encompasses the production, distribution and use of energy. It aims to reconcile ecological sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply. It includes issues related to electricity, heating and gas markets, energy efficiency and renewable energy such as bioenergy, solar energy, and wind and hydropower.
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Summary of the Government’s budget initiatives in the areas of environment, climate and energy
In the Budget Bill for 2017, the Government is strengthening efforts towards a toxin-free everyday environment, a fossil-free welfare society and renewable energy. Sweden will be a pioneer on climate issues, and we will step up the pace to achieve the environmental objectives. This requires increased knowledge, new technological solutions and clear targets along the way.
Agreement on Swedish energy policy
The Government, the Moderate Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats have concluded an agreement on Sweden’s long-term energy policy. The agreement consists of a common road map for a controlled transition to an entirely renewable electricity system, with a target of 100 per cent renewable electricity production by 2040.
#FirstGeneration in New York
As part of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs’s public diplomacy campaign #FirstGeneration, on 9 June the Swedish Consulate-General in New York held a seminar and panel discussion on the theme of engaging young people in the work on the UN Global Goals.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs international campaign in support of the Global Goals
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has launched #FirstGeneration, an international campaign in collaboration with international and local actors. The campaign is intended to strengthen international efforts on the 2030 Agenda and help ensure that new and younger target groups take on the challenges linked to the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
State Secretary Nils Vikmång attending ministerial meeting on sustainable energy solutions in San Francisco
On 31 May–3 June, State Secretary Nils Vikmång is heading a Swedish delegation in San Francisco in the United States. During the week he will take part in the meeting of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a project involving some 20 countries with the aim of accelerating the spread of sustainable energy solutions. The Swedish delegation will also attend a number of meetings in the area of energy technologies and innovations.
Sweden’s National Strategy for Sustainable Regional Growth and Attractiveness 2015–2020 - Short version
The National Strategy for Sustainable Regional Growth and Attractiveness 2015–2020 is a guiding policy document stimulating sustainable regional growth and attractiveness throughout Sweden until 2020.
Minister for Energy launches Team Sweden Energy with promotion visits to Turkey and Iran
From 19 to 24 April, Minister for Energy Ibrahim Baylan will be visiting Istanbul, Turkey and Tehran, Iran accompanied by a Swedish business delegation. The aim of the visits is to promote Swedish energy technologies and boost bilateral trade.
Fossil Free Sweden: Working together is the key to success
On 8 February 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy held a workshop for the over 150 different enterprises, municipalities, regions and organisations that have joined the Fossil Free Sweden initiative. Politicians and officials from various ministries at the Government Offices also took part in the workshop. It offered opportunities to put into more concrete form how actors in Sweden can jointly take on the challenge of becoming one of the first fossil-free welfare countries in the world.
Speech by Minister for Energy Ibrahim Baylan at Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidiary Reform, COP21
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