A decommissioned nuclear power plant in Barsebäck, Sweden. Sweden currently has three nuclear plants with eight nuclear reactors in commercial operation. Sweden effectively de-fossilised its power generation between 1970 and 1990. Today, about 80 per cent of its electricity production comes from nuclear and hydroelectric power. Photo: Alamy
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

How energy guzzler Sweden has risen to the climate challenge by building nuclear power plants

  • David Dodwell says a new book convincingly shows how Sweden’s use of nuclear power – far less dangerous than commonly believed – offers credible support to its transition to renewable energy sources, and the world should take notice

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A decommissioned nuclear power plant in Barsebäck, Sweden. Sweden currently has three nuclear plants with eight nuclear reactors in commercial operation. Sweden effectively de-fossilised its power generation between 1970 and 1990. Today, about 80 per cent of its electricity production comes from nuclear and hydroelectric power. Photo: Alamy
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