Sweden to Build 2,000 New Wind Turbines, Aims for 50% Renewables by 2020  

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TreeHugger reports on Sweden's progress towards a clean energy economy - Sweden to Build 2,000 New Wind Turbines, Aims for 50% Renewables by 2020.

Sweden's Enterprise and Energy Minister Maud Olofsson announced that 2,000 new wind turbines will be built in the in the Scandinavian country over the next 10 years. This would add a projected 10 terawatt hours (TWh) per year of renewable energy generation to the country's grid, which is already very low-carbon because it gets most of its power from nuclear and hydro.

"Sweden has extremely good prospects for rapidly increasing the production of renewable energy, especially from the burning of biofuels, cogeneration plants and windpower," Olofsson wrote in a newspaper column.

Sweden wants about 50% of its electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020 (this would mean more wind, but also more solar and biofuels).

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