A few days ago, Austria shut down its coal power plant. Slowly, European countries are coming to terms with the fossil fuel situation of our world and they are actively stepping into the field of renewable energy. After Austria, Sweden has taken a step in closing up the last coal power plant in the country – Stockholm Exergi AB’s Värtaverket plant. It was shut down 2 years before it was scheduled for a shutdown.
The CEO of Stockholm Exergi, Anders Egelrud, has said:
“Our goal is for all our production to come from renewable or recycled energy. This plant has provided the Stockholmers with heat and electricity for a long time. Today we know that we must stop using all fossil fuels, therefore the coal needs to be phased out and we do so several years before the original plan.”