The Environmental Code and the role of the Municipalities

To achieve Sweden’s target of 100% renewable electricity by 2040, wind power will have to expand at a rate of 4 TWh per year in the period 2020-2040. Half a second metre can increase total production of a wind farm by 25 %, and higher turbines can reach stronger winds. Larger = fewer = lower impact.  If the licences enable the use of the latest technology, the number of turbines needed in Sweden in 2014 will not exceed the number in 2022, despite the fact that production will have increased between those dates by around 50 TWh.
During this session, the role of the Municipalities in the licensing process will be discussed, the local benefits generated by wind power and how the Environmental Code can be amended to take the massive climate benefits of wind power more clearly into consideration. How can the EU’s Renewables Directive help? Are there further adjustments to legislation to consider?

ANN-SOFIE ERIKSSON

Section Manager (Photo: Tomas Sodergren)

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

LARS STJERNKVIST

Mayor

City of Norrköping

MARI-LOUISE WERNERSSON

Wind Power Coordinator (C)

South East Region

KJELL ÖJERYD

Mayor

City of Sorsele

TOVE ANDERSSON

Partner and lawyer

Setterwalls Law firm

OLA HANSÈN

Senior advisor sustainable energy and climate

WWF

PIA PEHRSON

Partner and lawyer

Foyen Law Firm

HANNA RYDHED

Head of Permits and Environment

Stena Renewable (photo: cecilia.com)

SARA ARVIDSON

Responsible Sustainability

OX2 (Photo: Patrick Miller)

KARIN BÄCKSTRAND

Board member

Swedish Climate Policy Council