A German state government wants a swift answer from the Swedish government on whether it will force Vattenfall to close its polluting coal plants.
- Criticism of plans to sell.
- "We have to be responsible".
A species of endangered green-spotted toad has decided to set up home in the southern city of Malmö, losing the local council SEK 6 million every year.
- Decision up to county administrative boards.
Sweden may see another licensed wolf hunt this winter, news agency TT reports, after the Environmental Protection Agency has given the controversial practice a green light for central Sweden.
- 29 oktober kl 15:16
Will wind power the future of Sweden's energy needs?
With Sweden set to begin phasing out its aging nuclear reactors across the country, more attentuion is being paid to alternative forms of power, including wind, to fill the void. Reporter: Jonathan Ewing.Renewable energy.
With Sweden set to begin phasing out its aging nuclear reactors across the country, more attention is being paid to alternative forms of power - including wind – to fill the void.
- Crews heading to help with clean-up.
An oil tanker that ran aground just south of Stockholm early Wednesday morning and sprung a leak is now returning to port under its own power, newspaper Aftonbaldet reports.
- "If they had to cover their costs,all the reactors would close."
Five years after the promise was made, and despite a Green Party Environment Minister in government, the Swedish nuclear energy industry will still not have to take full financial responsibility for a disaster any time soon.
- 24 oktober kl 16:19
Climate change may scupper flood insurance for many
Climate change is expected to hit Swedish households close to water, as a representative of the insurance industry says they may soon abandon any attempt to cover them. Reporter: Loukas Christodoulou.Close to sea, lakes or in valleys.
Climate change is expected to hit Swedish households close to water, as an insurance industry representative says they may soon abandon any attempt to cover them.
- Nations to lower emissions by 40 percent, not 50.
After intense negotiations Thursday night EU leaders agreed to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent of 1990 levels by the year 2030.
- Previous government's policy won through.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a vote in parliament's EU affairs committee Wednesday, about which climate change targets he should push for in up-coming European Union negotiations, news agency TT reports.
- Would finance train tunnel construction.
The congestion charge for motorists in Gothenburg may remain in force, to pay for major construction projects, despite a public vote against the tax.
- Green leader promises long-term commitment.
Despite dicussions of a wide range of new taxes including on truck traffic and airflight, taxes which would have a direct impact on climate and environment account for little in the government's proposed package.
- (4:05 min)7 oktober kl 16:20
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.Your trash is our trash.
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.
- Retiring employees will not be replaced
There are reports that one of Sweden’s ten remaining nuclear reactors may be closing down. On Friday Swedish Television News said Reactor 1 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power station would be phased out, a report denied by operator Eon.
- More rain in the forecast.
Heavy rains that soaked parts of western Sweden Wednesday night are subsiding but have left a trail of destruction in their wake, news agency TT reports.
- Summit on 23-24 October.
Despite earlier demands for Sweden to lead the fight against climate change, the red-green coalition government has no position climate change yet, ahead of a major EU summit.