Sweden's Energy Mix

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  • Sweden's Energy Mix
    • One of the Worlds most developed countries
      • In 2006 had one of the highest GDP per capita
      • Hiigh standard of living and quality of life is due to a sophisticated post-industrial economy
    • What is Sweden's Energy Mix?
      • Heavily reliant on Nuclear Power
        • 3rd in EU for nuclear energy production
      • Relatively small quantities of fossil fuels used in Sweden
      • Renewable Energy (H.E.P mainly) account for 30% of Sweden's energy supply
    • Whys Sweden's Energy Mix Like That?
      • Sweden's energy mix reflects its limited resource base
      • There is significant H.E.P potential in North Sweden
        • Most potential has now been harnessed
      • Nuclear Energy
        • Sweden has virtually no indigenous fossil fuels
          • Nuclear power was therefore developed as a result of this lack
        • Nuclear power was developed to avoid reliance on imported oil, coal and gas for security reasons
        • Today Sweden has 10 nuclear reactors - 50% of Sweden's electricity
        • Only 10% of pop are in favour of phasing out nuclear, most are more concerned about conserving the enviro from H.E.P (rivers)
  • Sweden has virtually no indigenous fossil fuels
    • Nuclear power was therefore developed as a result of this lack

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