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Last year's warm winter meant less energy use

Published onsdag 11 februari 2015 kl 11.17
PONTUS LUNDAHL / TT
A wind mill in Piteå. Photo: PONTUS LUNDAHL / TT.

The electricity consumption in Sweden last year was the lowest since 1986.

The total use was 135 terawatt hours a decrease of 3 percent according to figures from the Swedish Energy Agency. But Sweden's energy export last year was its greatest ever. Most electricity is produced by water power, followed by nuclear energy. Renewable wind energy increased by 16 percent last year.

News agency TT reports that the energy-use decrease can be chalked up to the unusually warm weather last year which means that Swedes needed to use less energy to heat their homes and businesses. But even industry electricity use fell for the fourth year in a row.

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