Energy Policies of IEA Countries

International Energy Agency

ISSN :
1990-0082 (online)
ISSN :
1021-3872 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19900082
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This series consists of two components. The first is an annual compilation by the International Energy Agency containing a broad analysis of recent trends and an easily accessible overview of energy policy during the last 12 months along with summaries of individual country reports done during the period. It also presents the major findings of the latest World Energy Outlook, key statistical information and brief summaries of major IEA publications released during the past year. The second component is the set of country reviews produced each year. IEA countries are on a five-year review cycle, which means that approximately five countries are reviewed in detail each year and published as part of the Energy Policies of IEA Countries series.

 
Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Sweden 2008

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Publication Date :
01 June 2008
Pages :
148
ISBN :
9789264043343 (PDF) ; 9789264043336 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264043343-en

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Sweden is one of the leading IEA countries in the use of renewable energy. As Sweden plans to further increase the use of renewable energy, it is crucial that these supplies are produced and used in the most sustainable manner for the environment and the economy as a whole. With regard to CO2 emissions, more can be done in all sectors, but as transport is the largest polluter and its emissions are increasing, it is the logical focus for Sweden’s efforts to reduce emissions further. This is a significant challenge.  Nuclear provides almost half of the electricity in Sweden, at a low cost and without CO2 emissions. But the future of nuclear power in the national power mix is still uncertain, and Sweden will need to resolve the ambiguity about the future of nuclear power in the country. 

This review analyses the energy challenges facing Sweden and provides critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to provide input to Swedish energy policy makers to help them identify a path towards a more sustainable energy future.

 

1. Executive Summary and Recommendations
PART I. POLICY ANALYSIS
2. General Energy Policy
-Country Overview
-Supply and Demand
-Institutions
-Key Policies
--Security of Supply
--Climate Change Mitigation
--Market Reform
-Taxes
-Critique
-Recommendations
3. Sustainable Energy Policies
-Climate Change
-Energy Efficiency
-Critique
-Recommendations
4. Energy Security
-Oil
-Natural Gas
-Coal
-Electricity
-District Heating
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART II. SECTOR ANALYSIS
5. Fossil Fuels and Peat
-Oil
-Natural Gas
-Coal
-Peat
-Critique
-Recommendations
6. Electricity and District Heating
-Electricity
-District Heating
-Critique
-Recommendations
7. Renewable Energy
-Overview
-Bioenergy
-Other Forms of Renewable Energy (Electricity, Solar Heating)
-Critique
-Recommendations
8. Nuclear Energy
-Overview
-Regulatory Bodies and Nuclear Safety
-Decommissioning and Waste Disposal
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART III. ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
9. Research and Development
-Policy
-Institutions
-Funding
-International Collaboration
-Critique
-Recommendations
PART IV. ANNEXES
Annex A. Organisation of the Review
Annex B. Energy Balances and Key Statistical Data
Annex C. International Energy Agency "Shared Goals"
Annex D. Glossary and List of Abbreviations