The First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation

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It’s happening! One nation finally declares independence from fossil fuels, with hopefully more to follow soon…

As awareness of global climate change increases, and alternative energy technologies improve, hopefully more countries will follow in the footsteps of Sweden – the world’s first nation to declare itself fossil-fuel free!

In a ground-breaking announcement – the first of its kind – the Swedish government recently declared its intention to end the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, and devote an extra 4.5 billion kronor to renewable energy sources and climate change action in 2016.

Many are now predicting a nuclear-power-free Europe within the next 20 years. Citizens of Earth are finally waking up!

Here’s how Sweden plans to accomplish this:

Considering that they already get two-thirds of their electricity from non-fossil fuel energy sources, this is great news. The government also announced that it will be spending money on smart grids, renewable energy storage technology, an electric bus fleet, subsidies for green cars, and climate adaptation strategies. They will also be renovating residential buildings to make them more energy efficient.

Sweden is just one of many nations around the world that is getting behind renewable energy. Hawaii, for example, recently announced its plans to become the first US state completely powered by renewable energy. Earlier this year, Costa Rica was powered with 100 percent renewable energy for 75 days, and Denmark successfully produced 140 percent of its electricity demand from wind power alone during the month of July.

Learn more here: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/10/05/sweden-to-become-the-worlds-first-fossil-fuel-free-nation-in-history/

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