In a couple of months, the City of Stockholm and Swedish energy company Vattenfall will begin one of the world’s largest procurements of electric vehicles. Vattenfall and Stockholm represent more than 100 Swedish companies and municipalities that have pledged to acquire 12 000 to 14 000 electric vehicles in the next four years.
President Obama today challenged Americans to take action in their homes, communities, schools, or businesses to improve the environment in honor of the upcoming 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010. In conjunction with a video message of President Obama, the White House unveiled WhiteHouse.gov/EarthDay as a resource guide for all those interested in learning how they can help make a difference in their community. Read more.
On Monday, the EU approved Sweden's application for permission to continue to import ethanol for processing into biofuel. This means the feared tariff increase of over 30 per cent that would have followed from a negative decision, and would have affected the 89 000 car owners who drive ethanol cars, will not materialize.