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Sweden Will Meet Its 2030 Green Energy Target 12 Years Early

The huge wind-power push could still cause growing pains.
Stockholm in the fall.
Stockholm in the fall. TT News Agency/Reuters

You can’t fault the Swedish Energy Agency for ambition: Last year, it decided to increase its target for renewable energy, aiming to produce an additional 18.4 terawatt hours per year by 2030. That’s a huge amount—it would be enough to provide all the power needs for the U.K.’s 66 million citizens for just under three days.

It seems, however, that it won’t be met in 2030 after all. Instead, Sweden should reach the target by as early as the end of this year.