New report from the Energy Committee: The significance of nuclear power for reducing the carbon dioxide emissions

Sweden’s power production is practically fossil-free, primarily due to the big shares of hydro and nuclear power.

In 1970, the fossil fuels provided 80 % of Sweden’s energy supply to be compared with the current figure 32 %. During the last 42 years the Swedish carbon dioxide emissions have decreased from 100 Mton to 49 Mton. The major reason for this improvement is the build of nuclear reactors in the period 1970 to 1985.