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Sweden expects to reach renewable energy target 12 years ahead of schedule

Sweden could reach its 2030 renewable energy target in 2018, mainly due to large investments in wind power.

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There has been a lot of investment in Swedish wind energy in recent years, which are now propelling the country toward setting a new record for renewable energy production, writes Euractiv.

In 2012, Sweden and Norway set a goal to increase the proportion of renewable energy in their national energy mixes by 28.4 TWh by 2020. However, as the country already came so far last year, Sweden set a new target for achieving an additional 18 TWh from green energy sources by 2030.

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