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Environmental Labelling of Electricity
Environmental Labelling of Electricity
With the new liberalization of the Swedish electricity system,
a new way of consumer pressure is under development. The Swedish
Society for Nature Conservation has set a number of criteria for
environmental labelling of electricity contracts. Only contracts
for electricity from renewable energy sources can get the label,
and for hydro-power only if the contract do not imply development
of new hydro-power. Just 5 month after the liberalization, about
15 TWh of the electricity equal to 10% of the Swedish electric
consumption is sold on contracts with the environmental label.
The labelled electricity is sold at 10 - 20% higher prices than
other electricity. If the success continues, it will increase the
push for renewable energy other than hydro-power, and reduce the
income of Swedish nuclear power plants.
More Info: Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, att. Thomas
K†berger, Institute for Physical Resource Theory, 41296
G”teborg.Ph/fax: +46-31-7723129/-7723150, email:
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