Green transport among new Swedish priorities

Sweden’s new government has set out environmental policy priorities for the coming four years, including a flight tax and incentives for less polluting cars

Sweden’s new government has set out environmental policy priorities for the coming four years, including a flight tax and incentives for less polluting cars.

The Social Democrat-led ‘Red-Green’ coalition has also promised to make pre-schools and schools free of hazardous chemicals.

The government will require state-owned energy company Vattenfall to aim for 100% renewable energy. But a date has not yet been set for this objective, which has been criticised by Vattenfall’s CEO and by industry. Vattenfall operates coal and nuclear plants, as well as hydro-power.

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