Evergreener lands: tough Nordic emissions reductions
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 greater role...