Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Better late than ever….
Today the Minister for Sustainable Development announced at a press conference that she wants to investigate if it is possible to set long-term targets for solar heating systems, like the one for wind power. What an announcement! Although Sweden has high competence in the field of solar energy, we are miles away from, for example Austria, in supporting solar energy introduction.

Sometimes it takes a long time to get started. Why is it like that? Why doesn’t the system with political policies and targets function in the field of energy production? Why don’t politicians offer better incitements for a greener energy production? Of course they are afraid that the public would have to pay too much for their electricity and heating, but without targets and focus on greener energy production nobody will aim for that. Infant industries must be supported before they can compete in a fair way.


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