Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson is to head a working group studying a proposed phase-out of fossil fuels in the country by 2020, Dagens Nyheter newspaper reports. 2020 is already Sweden's target date for achieving full environmental sustainability (EED 22/09/97).
The project will involve forging a consensus among regional authorities, agriculture and industry, Mr Persson told a press conference on Tuesday. "The commission will take the initiative... and perhaps carry out pilot projects", he added.
Please enter your details
Not a subscriber?
Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.