Sweden "could smash EU energy savings target"

New efficiency measures would help country to easily exceed Brussels-set goal, ministry says

A few "reasonable" and "profitable" measures could enable Sweden to exceed EU energy efficiency targets by more than 50 per cent, according to a new report presented by a government commission to the enterprise and energy ministry on Tuesday.

Sweden is on track to meet a target in the EU's end-use energy efficiency directive of nine per cent energy savings by 2016, but could easily make reductions as high as 14 per cent, the ministry said.  The report's recommendations include tougher building regulations, financial incentives, and higher car taxes.

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