The most incisive debates at Almedalen on the energy and climate policy of the future

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The long-term goals underpinning Swedish energy policy have already been set. The transition to renewable, climate-smart energy is well under way. In the light of current political developments, how will Sweden assure its competitiveness and benefit our climate in global terms?


For the seventh year in succession, Swedegas organised a series of seminars dealing with energy and climate policy. During the seminars, representatives from industry, government and research discussed the best way forward in the transition process.


In this film, some of the participants in Swedegas’ seminars describe why gas is part of a smart and sustainable energy system.



Monday, July 3, 13.00–14.00


How can we reduce emissions from road traffic in Sweden?


Road traffic is currently dominated by diesel- and petrol-powered vehicles. At the same time, emissions from transport must be reduced by 70 per cent through to 2030. The government has proposed compulsory emission reductions and tax changes to boost the use of biofuels. Is such an initiative sufficiently effective? In collaboration with Fores/2030 Secretariat.



Lars Mårtensson, Volvo Trucks

Anna Grauers, E.On Biofor

Jennie Nilsson, (S)

Jakob Lagercrantz, 2030 Secretariat

Jonas Jacobsson Gjörtler, (M)

Johan Zettergren, Swedegas

Åsa Julin (moderator)



Monday, July 3, 15.00–16.00


What is the outlook for achieving a sustainable energy supply for industry?


The need for climate-smart energy for vehicles, industrial plants, municipal areas and households is considerable. How will we succeed in bringing about the transition and yet still maintain security of supply and competitiveness? We will have the opportunity to hear the views held by government and industry.



Karin Svensson Smith, (MP)

Rickard Nordin, (C)

Per Bondemark, SSAB

Maria Sunér Fleming, Confederation of Swedish Industry

Johan Zettergren, Swedegas (moderator)



Tuesday July 4, 10.00–11.00


How can we create flexibility and security of supply in the energy system to meet regional requirements?


Energy requirements differ from one region in Sweden to another, and between different parts of Europe. Do we have a sufficiently flexible range of energy options to match demand? We will discuss the role of the energy system in regional energy supply as well as climate-smart security of supply for industry, transport and households. In collaboration with the Swedish Energy Research Centre.



Lotta Brändström, Göteborg Energi

Annika Korzinek, EU Commission in Sweden

Karin Byman, IVA

Mats Flenhagen, Siemens

Ulla Sandborgh, Swedish National Grid

Johan Zettergren, Swedegas

Markus Wråke, Swedish Energy Research Centre (moderator)



Tuesday July 4, 14.00–15.00


Energy transition at sea and on land – how can heavy transport reduce its emissions?


Both road transport and shipping are facing growing demands to reduce emissions. What is required and what are the incentives if the transport sector is to successfully limit its emissions in the short term? What are the needs of shipping and heavy transport? Various opportunities and challenges will be discussed. In collaboration with Sweship.



Håkan Wirtén, WWF

Rikard Engström, Sweship

Per-Inge Kruse, Westport

Ulrica Messing, Gothenburg Port Authority

Johan Zettergren, Swedegas

Mattias Goldmann, Fores (moderator)