SWEDEN - Today, we have 98 percent of our own fossil-free electricity generation in Sweden. As the electricity demand increases in the future, the focus should be on stable base power and not unpredictable wind power.
After the turn of the year, we have used coal-fired electricity from the Baltic States because we have closed a basically fossil-free and carbon dioxide-free Ring-neck reactor. You will close another reactor at the end of the year.
The wind power we have now sometimes delivers five percent and sometimes 100 percent of estimated power. So when wind power does not deliver, Sweden may import coal-fired electricity. The 40 “renewable” steel structures you want to see in the Gulf of Gävle consist of about 13,000 tonnes of steel, 188 tonnes of copper, 48,000 tonnes of concrete, 120 tonnes of aluminum and 80 tonnes of rare earth metals.
The entire process from mine to finished product is neither environmentally friendly nor carbon dioxide free. The disadvantage besides relatively low productivity is that the service life is limited and renewably gives a new meaning with the replacement of the entire wind turbine or parts of it after 10-20 years.
To also accept the wind noise, noise that spreads over large areas and the infrared noise can be measured at several miles distances is a betrayal of Gävleborg's inhabitants. Carbon dioxide emissions in grams per kilowatt hour are 56 in Sweden and the average for the EU is 300 grams.
Sweden is carbon neutral, we absorb as much as we emit. We do not need to make quick and unwise decisions like placing these giant steel structures in the Gulf of Gävle.
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