Nordics can fully decarbonise by 2050 – IEA

The Nordic countries’ ambitious decarbonisation goal is achievable but it will be difficult and expensive to reach, new research shows

The Nordic region is likely to be the first in the world to achieve a carbon-neutral energy system, according to research findings previewed by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Nordic Energy Research (NER) on Tuesday.

The findings, which will be fully disclosed in January, show Nordic countries’ goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 will be difficult and expensive but feasible. Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden have all signed up to this goal.

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