22 Nov '15, 1pm

Sweden aims to be the first country free of fossil fuels by 2050 https://t.co/J56NzpkPYi https://t.co/B4iBcYDGxi

Sweden aims to be the first country free of fossil fuels by 2050 https://t.co/J56NzpkPYi https://t.co/B4iBcYDGxi

Much of the funds for the green investments will come from heavy taxes on oil and other fossil fuels. The government also plans to close a number of airport and nuclear plants and sell off coal mines in order to pay for the clean energy projects. Sweden’s efforts have already inspired similar action in neighboring countries, like Denmark, and the whole of Scandinavia is getting greener as time rolls on. The Swedish government hopes the region will set an example for other nations at the United Nations climate talks, slated to take place this December in Paris.

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