Maria Wetterstrand has been tasked by the government to lead an investigation into the possibilities of fossil fuel-free vehicles by 2030 and a carbon-neutral Sweden by 2050.
- "Wetterstrand combines experience, commitment and political capital."
- Increased profits 30 percent in 2014.
Increased sales in China mean that automobile manufacturer Volvo is reaping record profits, and the company says it may seek new hires in the future.
- Farmers immobilize sows for five days.
The trial run by Swedish pig farmers to severely restrict the movement of lactating sows in order to reduce piglet mortality is now gaining international criticism.
Police stepped in this evening when Greenpeace activists disrupted a meeting between Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, in Berlin, on Wednesday evening.
- Technology works but is too expensive, Vattenfall says.
Vattenfall has scrapped its Aegir array project off the Shetland Islands, which means the Swedish energy company will not be investing in wave power outside the Scottish archipelago.
- The size of several soccer fields.
A large oil spill was discovered in Gothenburg Wednesday afternoon. The emergency services and the coast guard are trying to determine where the leak is coming from and how to contain it, Swedish Television reports.
- "We may have to expect smaller moose."
Rising temperatures are a threat to Sweden’s moose (or European elk) population, writes the newspaper Kvällsposten. If global warming continues, the newspaper says, the moose will be migrating north.
- Sweden exports energy.
The electricity consumption in Sweden last year was the lowest since 1986.
- Analyst: "a question of nuances."
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented her Statement of Government Policy in a Parliamentary debate on foreign affairs Wednesday morning.
- People are urged to stay indoors.
The national weather service SMHI has issued a warning for strong winds and heavy snowfall in the far north of Sweden this weekend, Swedish Radio news reports.
- Hunts can go ahead for now.
The Supreme Administrative Court has decided to look into whether wolf hunt opponents can appeal against the controversial hunts to a court.
- Trying to cash in metals in waste.
Illegal exports of waste from Europe, including Sweden, is drastically rising. About half of it heading to West Africa.
- Only wolves increasing.
The number of bears, wolverines and lynx has fallen in Sweden, reversing a previous trend.
The plans to start new nuclear programmes in Sweden seem to have come to a halt as the roughly 50 Swedes who have worked for years to prepare for new nuclear power programmes have gotten other assignments, Swedish Radio News reports.