In the past week, the shortage of electricity in Sweden has attracted attention. Photo: Pixabay.

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"Sweden's climate goals threatened by electricity shortage"

In the past week, the issue of Sweden's electricity shortage has been debated. To avoid future electricity shortages, the electricity supply needs to be secured. A secure electricity supply is also necessary to achieve the climate goals, writes Susanna Silfverskiöld in Svenska Dagbladet.

How should Sweden be able to switch to green growth when the country is short of electricity? Susanna Silfverskiöld asks herself in an editorial in Svenska Dagbladet. In September, Region Skåne and several large large companies criticized the government regarding high electricity prices and that in the long run it threatens Sweden's climate goals.

This summer, the electricity producers were forced in Region Skåne fire with oil and gas to secure the electricity supply. The same situation prevailed in Västra Götaland as well. Lars Hjälmered, Camilla Brodin and Arman Teimouri, energy policy spokespersons for the Moderates, Christian Democrats and Liberals, write in a debate article in Aftonbladet that this is a "strong setback for our climate work". The parties demand that work begin on securing the future electricity supply, highlighting the potential of nuclear power.

The government has presented a proposal on electricity network companies and their ability to make investments that increase capacity in the network. In a debate article in Aftonbladet, the proposal is criticized by M, KD and L, who believe that there are no requirements for investments in electricity networks, which therefore wants to pass the government's proposal.

In a reply write Pernilla Winnhed, CEO of Energiföretagen Sverige, that there is a risk of delaying investments in the electricity networks in the country if the government's proposal is rejected. Winnhed believes that electricity network investments are needed to enable the electrification of the country.

However, the energy spokespersons from M, KD and L say in a final reply that they say no to the government's proposal because it does not guarantee a secure electricity supply and also does not ensure the necessary investments.

Minister of Infrastructure Anders Ygeman (S) announced on 13 October that the Government's proposal will be withdrawn and recast. The requirements for the electricity network companies must be tightened so that investments in the electricity networks increase.

A selection of the last week's editorial and debate articles about Sweden's role in the world.

Sweden's electricity shortage and electricity supply

"Strong support for wind power - major expansion planned" 

Representatives Network wind power climate benefit, Dagens nyheter

"We stop the government's increased taxes on electricity"

Lars Hjälmered (M), Camilla Brodin (KD), Arman Teimouri (L), Aftonbladet

"You risk slowing down investments in electricity networks"

Pernilla Winnhed, CEO of Energiföretagen Sverige, Aftonbladet

The government's energy policy threatens the climate and jobs

Susanna Silfverskiöld Svenska Dagbladet

Blaming us is unfounded

Lars Hjälmered (M), Camilla Brodin (KD), Arman Teimouri (L), Aftonbladet

Ygeman withdraws electricity network proposal - after DN review 


Is the reduction obligation a recipe for sustainable soup?

Marie Pellas, Chairman Green Motorists, Per Östborn, Expert fuel Green Motorists, ETC

"Strong support for wind power - major expansion planned"

Anders Wijkman, Chairman of the Wind Power Climate Benefit Network, Linda Burenius, Chairman of Swedish Wind Energy, Hans Carlsson, CEO of Siemens Gamesa renewable energy, Maria Röske, CEO of wpd, Paul Stormoen, CEO of OX2, Peter Zachrisson, CEO of Stena renewable, Dagens Nyheter

Do not let radicals stop sensible climate solutions

John Hassler, Expressen



S has capitulated to the MP on migration

The editorial staff, Expressen

Löfven has laid flat for the Green Party

Ulf Kristersson, party leader (M), Aftonbladet

MP is allowed to dictate migration policy - again

Fredrik Johansson, Svenska Dagbladet

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