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Sweden Shuts Down Its Last Coal Plant Two Years Early | EcoWatch

Sweden’s last coal-fired plant, named KVV6 and located in Hjorthagen, eastern Stockholm, on March 11, 2017. Holger.Ellgaard / CC BY-SA 4.0

The last coal-fired plant in Sweden shut down two years early this month, bringing the tally of coal-free European countries up to three.

Swedish utility Stockholm Exergi announced the closure April 16, a day before Austria also closed its last remaining coal plant, PV Magazine reported.

“With Sweden going coal-free in the same week as Austria, the downward trajectory of coal in Europe is clear,” Europe Beyond Coal campaign director Kathrin Gutmann told PV Magazine. “Against the backdrop of the serious health challenges we are currently facing, leaving coal behind in exchange for renewables is the right decision and will repay us in kind with improved health, climate protection and more resilient economies.”

Source: Sweden Shuts Down Its Last Coal Plant Two Years Early – EcoWatch

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