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Sweden plots course to zero-emissions shipping

The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is currently preparing a roadmap with the government initiative Fossil Free Sweden to totally decarbonise ...
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Electric ferries between Sweden and Denmark

In November, Swedish ferry operator HH Ferries Group officially inaugurated the Tycho Brahe and the Aurora (built in 1991 and 1992 respectively) as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries ...
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A smorgasbord of sustainable solutions

Environmentally aware public procurement and the inclusion of sustainability in dietary guidelines are some measures already taken in the transition towards a sustainable food system.
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Sweden to stop using coal for energy in 2022

The burning of coal for heat and power in Sweden will stop in 2022, which is the deadline for the combined heat and power plant in Stockholm.
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Sweden will fine high-sulphur ships

After years of preparatory work, the Swedish government has now finally introduced economic sanctions on ships using illegal high-sulphur fuel. The minimum penalty fee is SEK 5,000 (€482) and the maximum SEK 500,000 (€48,200).
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Electrified roads for charging vehicles

The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks while they drive along it has been opened in Sweden.
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High emissions from chainsaws and trimmers

Tests organised by the German environmentalist group Deutsche UmweltHilfe (DUH) show that 18 of the 24 tested chainsaws and trimmers significantly exceed the EU standards ..
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Belgium, Bulgaria and Sweden must act to reduce PM levels

In June, the European Commission referred Belgium and Bulgaria to the EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of particulate matter (PM10). EU legislation has set limit values for PM10 since 2005. In case of exceedance of such limit values, member states shall adopt air quality plans and ensure that such plans set appropriate measures so that the exceedance period can be kept as short as possible.
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