The Västra Hamnen neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden, runs on renewable energy. Tomas Ottosson / By Harry Kretchmer By 2030, almost a third of all the energy consumed in the European Union must come from renewable sources, according to binding targets agreed in 2018 . Sweden is helping lead the way. As well as targeting 100% renewable electricity production by 2040, the country is transforming homes into highly efficient ‘prosumers’ – buildings which both produce and consume the vast majority of their own energy. Meanwhile local ‘district heating’ plants are using excess heat to produce over 75% of the warmth that Swedish households need . The country also manages to combine the world’s highest carbon taxes with relatively cheap energy prices . These are all reasons why Sweden tops the Forum’s Energy Transition Index – providing environmental leadership at a time when a Great Reset has never been more needed. Here’s how Sweden is building up local solutions in its energy revolution. Naturally Warm 54% of Sweden’s power comes from renewables, and is helped by its geography. With plenty of moving water and 63% forest cover, it’s no surprise the two largest renewable power sources are hydropower and biomass. And […]

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