Introduction to Sweden

In 1970, oil accounted for more than 75 per cent of Swedish energy supplies; today, the figure is around 20 per cent, chiefly due to the declining use of oil for residential heating. 53 per cent of land is covered, and about 90 per cent of bioenergy in Sweden comes from the forestry sector. Bioenergy (including peat) represents 22 per cent of Sweden’s total supply of energy, most of which is used in industrial processes and district heating.

Few countries consume more energy per capita than Sweden, yet Swedish carbon emissions are low compared with those of other countries. The average Swede releases about 4.25 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) per year into the atmosphere. One reason for this low emission rate is that 83 per cent of electricity production in Sweden comes from nuclear and hydroelectric power.

The Swedish RECENT partner Jokkmokk municipality is one of the Northern communities facing the challenge of increasing energy costs and risks associated with climate change and depopulation. The municipality is actively striving for responding to these challenges by implementing sustainable management of community water assets, waste heat use and innovative renewable energy solutions. Already now, Jokkmokk is a centre of climate-friendly energy production (11 hydropower station, producing 12.5 TWh/year) and even a centre of energy related vocational education in cooperation with energy business. The municipality is a Covenant of Mayor signatory and member of the Swedish Ecomunicipalities.

We have a lot of experience how small remote communities deal with

District heating
Heat pumps
Climate and energy strategies
Energy efficiency in cold climate
Vocational education and training

If you want to get in touch with us, please contact

Silva Herrmann
+46 70 2027474