Sweden is currently eyeing plans to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045 and, despite the fact the country is often without any sunlight during winter, the country’s energy agency is still considering the role of solar PV in its plans. The Swedish energy agency, Energimyndigheten, recently published a report outlining five scenarios which would lead to fossil fuel-free power generation in Sweden. The report explores the various technologies that would make up Sweden’s energy mix in a 100% renewable scenario, with hydropower providing around 70TWh of the 160 TWh of power Sweden expects to generate in 2045. In addition to 20TWh of annual net exports, the report also considers the role of onshore and offshore wind power, cogeneration, and solar PV.
Renew Economy 9th May 2019 read more »
In the absence of federal action on climate change, more states are setting ambitious targets to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Washington became the latest on Tuesday when Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law requiring that 100 percent of the state’s electricity come from clean energy sources by 2045. Washington is now the fifth state or territory—following Hawaii, California, New Mexico and Puerto Rico—to commit to 100 percent clean electricity, and at least six other states are considering similar legislation.
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