Optimal incentives towards a renewable energy market
Did you know that 31,6 % of Sweden’s total energy supply is derived from biofuels? Within heating and industry bioenergy is the major source of energy, and it is now growing steadily in the production of electricity and transport fuels.
Sweden’s GNP grew by 48 percent between 1990 and 2007. In the same time period the emissions of greenhouse gases decreased by 9 percent. A major factor behind this ”decoupling” – that Sweden was able to brake the correlation between economic growth and emissions is bioenergy. The use of bioenergy increased by 79 percent between 1990 and 2007, from 67 TWh to 120 TWh.
In 2011 almost 32 percent of the Swedish energy use came from bioenergy and bioenergy is now larger than oil. Since 1970 the use of bioenergy has tripled and it generates jobs and incomes in all parts of Sweden.