Friday, February 10, 2006

Sweden wants to be an oil-free economy by 2020

Saw this post on a new blog from the I-GO car-sharing people (started by the Center for Neighborhood Technology), citing a Guardian article.

The country wants to get off oil entirely.

Why?

According the the Minister of Sustainable Development (the equivalent of our Secretary of Energy):

Ms Sahlin has described oil dependency as one of the greatest problems facing the world. "A Sweden free of fossil fuels would give us enormous advantages, not least by reducing the impact from fluctuations in oil prices," she said. "The price of oil has tripled since 1996."

That's scary.

Go Swedes!

1 comment:

Nathan Kaufman said...

Indirectly related to this, the URL below takes you to an article that explains that natural resources may have an adverse impact on economic development:

http://simurl.com/dd-tt-xx