The government wants to change the energy policy goal of 100% renewable electricity production in Sweden by 2040. Instead, it wants the wording to be 100 per cent "fossil-free", which means that nuclear power can also be included.

Minister for Energy and Industry Ebba Busch (Christian Democratic Party) and Minister for Climate and Environment Romina Pourmokhtari (L)
Minister for Energy and Industry Ebba Busch (KD) and Minister for Climate and Environment Romina Pourmokhtari (L)

"There are not so many other alternative power sources that are emission-free and that deliver a lot of electricity in addition to nuclear power", says Ebba Busch, Minister of Energy and Industry (Christian Democratic Party)

The proposal will be submitted to the Riksdag in a proposal during the spring.

"Then there is an opportunity for more parties in the Swedish parliament to show their colours on this issue as well," continues Busch.

As a result, all relevant regulatory frameworks and instructions to authorities also need to be updated with the new wording.