One cool thing: Sweden leads global transition to a low-carbon future

King Carl XVI Gustaf helped install solar panels on his central Stockholm palace. Photo: Jesica Gow

According to the International Energy Agency, Sweden is the global leader in building a low-carbon economy, with the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all IEA member countries, and the second-lowest carbon-intensive economy. Sweden has been successful in its energy transformation through market-based policies that focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy, notably CO2 taxation, which has helped drive decarbonization across several sectors. Even Sweden’s King has gotten in on the action by installing solar panels on the roof of the royal palace last year. Heja Sverige!

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