Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

“Sweden had previously committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. It already gets 83 per cent of its electricity from nuclear energy and hydropower, having met its 2020 target of 50 per cent renewable energy eight years ahead of schedule.
 
To achieve carbon-neutral status, the country will focus on reducing emissions from transport by increasing the use of biofuels and electric vehicles. It plans to cut domestic emissions by at least 85 per cent, and offset remaining emissions by planting trees or investing in projects abroad.
 
Cutting emissions from transport can be challenging because of public resistance, but Sweden enjoys unusually high levels of support for green policies.”
 
See Sweden commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 with new law
If Sweden can do it, so can Canada. Canadians are running over with hydroelectric power and wind and solar are growing. We can run EVs in cities and surroundings. We can plant more trees. I’m doing my part. I’ve planted hundreds of trees and plan to buy the Solo EV and charge its battery from Sun. What about you?

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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7 Responses to Sweden Promises To Balance The Books

  1. ram says:

    Meanwhile the gangsters that comprise the Australian government continue to massively subsidize fossil fuels and engage in broad-scale land clearing of the most environmentally sensitive lands on earth. They are also determined to destroy the Great Barrier Reef.

  2. kurkosdr says:

    Why? We don’t your lumber anymore.

    Trees also absorb CO2, which reduces global warming, I think that’s what Pog meant.

    BTW, we are having an Athens-like heat wave here in London right now, so I guess that even conservatives and Randroids should finally admit that global warming is real… You know, with London being much closer to the North Pole and such, it shouldn’t​ have Athens-like heatwaves as often as it does…

    The thing is that, with so many billion people burning fossil fuels, and with some of those billions of people deciding to have more than 2 children (some of them even a double-digit number), the demand for fossil fuels will keep increasing, which means that the little tree Pog planted, or the little trees other people are planting, aren’t really going to do jack squat, other than giving Pog and who else a smug feeling of superiority.

    The planet is doomed…

    …unless some coalition of nations decides to impose strict parenthood planning quotas on all the nations of the world, and cut from the fossil fuel supply countries that don’t play ball, even from their own fossil fuels, even if military force has to be used. Of force every nation to accept strict CO2 quotas, again even if it has to be imposed by military force.

    That way, renewables won’t have to do the impossible task of trying to catch up to an exploding worldwide population aka exploding demand for fossil fuels.

    But you see, that plan is not favored both conservatives, Randroids and people like Pog alike, despite being the only real solution. Each group has its own ideological biases for that.

  3. Grece demonstrated illogic when he wrote, “your electric rates are running over, but just wait till all those carbon taxes hit. You will be crying and whining.”

    1. Our electricity is mostly hydro with some wind so carbon taxes will have no effect.
    2. We export at low price about 25% of our electricity. So, if we switch to EVs, we export less and pay ourselves not to use petroleum.

  4. Grece says:

    If Sweden can do it, so can Canada.

    Sure, both countries are being ransacked by the Mohammedan’s.

    Canadians are running over with hydroelectric power and wind and solar are growing.

    Yes, your electric rates are running over, but just wait till all those carbon taxes hit. You will be crying and whining.

    We can run EVs in cities and surroundings.

    Sure. But as Kurks stated, your grid cannot handle everyone driving electric vehicles.

    We can plant more trees.

    Why? We don’t your lumber anymore.

    I’m doing my part. I’ve planted hundreds of trees and plan to buy the Solo EV and charge its battery from Sun.

    You haven’t done squat. Your property is barren is Siberia Robert.

    What about you?

    What about me? I set back, read your statements and just laugh.

  5. Kurkosdr wrote, “Not buy an EV which, together with other EVs, will bring the grid to each knees”.

    Not my grid. Manitoba is exporting electrical power and importing fossil fuel. EVs put us to the good. My Solo, if I drove it 2.5h every day, would only increase my utility bill about 30%. I doubt TLW would even notice with my driving say 30 minutes per day. Meanwhile Manitoba exports about 25% of production and exported power is sold at bargain-basement prices. EVs are good for us.

  6. Kurkosdr says:

    What about you?

    Not buy an EV which, together with other EVs, will bring the grid to each knees, hence destroying any illusions of the greenies of a future carbon-free society. I would never do that to the greenies…

    We are talking about making the greenies feel good, right?

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