Government sets date for closure

During election campaigns the Green Party set the goal of closing at least two nuclear power reactors during the mandate period. So far the closure of four of Sweden’s ten reactors has been announced. At the weekend the government announced the remaining six reactors will be phased out within 20 years. Lise Nordin, Green Party spokesperson on energy, considers the decision a major success.

However the alliance parties are critical. “They say they want to use the alliance’s energy agreement, but that is not true. It says nothing about phasing out nuclear power within 20 years as the government now wants, which is bad for both the environment and industry’s competitiveness,” says Maria Weimer, the Liberals energy spokesperson.