Is Sweden's enthusiasm for onshore wind running out of puff?

Sweden is facing up to the prospect of a looming green-electricity shortage, but its plan to build its way out of the problem has been dealt a blow. Sweden see’s wind power as a relatively inexpensive and quick way to move away from power-generation driven by fossil fuels. It has plans to scale-up its wind power capacity over four-fold by 2040, 80% of which would be onshore. According to International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) data, Sweden currently has 8,685MW of installed capacity offshore, putting it just outside the world’s top ten markets by size. However, public sentiment is turning against the prospect of an increased number of turbines spreading across the countryside, ever

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