Swedish share of energy from renewable sources in the gross final energy consumption.
来源Source: Eurostat, AEBIOM/Svebio’s calculations
Bioenergy is the leading renewable energy source in EU, but often overlooked in the public debate on energy.
“There is a large potential to further increase the use of bioenergy in EU, and thereby replace fossil fuels and reduce climate gas emissions” says Gustav Melin, CEO in Svebio, (the Swedish Bioenergy Association) and former president of AEBIOM.
Sweden is showing the way by using bioenergy in all sectors of society, in heating, power production, industry and for transport. 20% of all transport fuels are already biofuels in Sweden. A major reason behind the Swedish success story on bioenergy is the Swedish carbon taxation and broad political support. With strong general incentives, the market actors have implemented smart and cost-efficient technologies to use biomass for energy. Despite the large use of bioenergy from forests, the standing volume of the Swedish forests has almost doubled in the last century.