ENERGY

Government wants to change municipal wind farm veto

1:17 min
  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine has made energy-independence an urgency, explained environment and climate minister Annika Strandhäll.

  • "Swedish people should not have to depend on countries like Russia in order to drive ones car or heat ones home", she explained.

  • The government wants Sweden to invest in wind power, announcing a plan that includes giving incentives to municipalites that accept wind farms being built, and changing local councils' veto on turbine construction.