Sweden plans oil-free future


John Vidal, environment editor
Wednesday February 8, 2006
The Guardian

Evergreen forest in Sweden
Evergreen… Sweden will develop biofuels from its forests. Photograph: Mattias Klum/Getty Images

is to take the biggest energy step of any advanced western economy by
trying to wean itself off oil completely within 15 years – without
building a new generation of nuclear power stations.

The attempt by
the country of 9 million people to become the world’s first practically
oil-free economy is being planned by a committee of industrialists,
academics, farmers, car makers, civil servants and others, who will
report to parliament in several months.

Full story at the Guardian 

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