The Nordic countries are trying to eke out more fuel efficiencies, but it won’t be easy
THE Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway
and Sweden are keen to be regarded as proving grounds for clean
technology and the implementation of tough emission reductions
policies - the region has ambitions to achieve a carbon-neutral
energy system by 2050. Doing this is possible, but will be
tough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) concluded in a
recent report on the region. In terms of land transport, it
will require a dramatic increase in the use of electric
vehicles (EVs) and hybrids using clean power, a switch to
public transport by bus and rail and the use of
biofuels-powered vehicles for long-haul and freight transport.
Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells could also play a
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