(music) [LOU] Stockholm sees only six hours of daylight in the wintertime. Which means Sweden needs a lot of power to keep all those unicorns alive. Yet, Sweden is also intensely devoted to going green. [FLINK] I would say that Sweden has one of the best electricity systems in the world today. We have very low climate footprints, we have a lot of nuclear, a lot of hydropower, and we have wind coming into the system. Forty percent of the electricity generation in Sweden is nuclear. That is absolutely an important part of the Swedish electricity system. Is it possible to get off of fossil fuels without nuclear playing a role in it. [FLINK] Looking, for example, at the IPCC reports, they also include nuclear in their scenarios for the future electricity system if we’re going to a net-zero economy worldwide. So I think that nuclear will be an important part. [LOU] Back home, there’s an ongoing debate about the Green New Deal. Which calls for us to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in ten years. That means decarbonizing electricity and the entire US economy in a decade. And they want to do it without nuclear power. I don’t know, it seems like a stretch for a big country like the U.S. with a population of 330 million, but maybe Sweden, population 10 million, maybe they could do it in ten years. [FLEMING] It would be very very difficult for Sweden to become carbon free in that short time span. The targets that have been set now for 2045, that is more realistic. Because then you have a number of years in order to change technology and develop, and to get the systems working. But of course, we also have those voices in Sweden, people wanting to much much further and faster. But still, you need to have a sort of realistic time span on how to actually make this… [LOU] I would imagine that a lot of the people wanting to go faster aren’t necessarily working in the lab developing the technology. [FLEMING] No. So I think, even though you could wish that it would move faster, it will, unfortunately, take some time, even for a country like Sweden to become climate-neutral.

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17 thoughts on “Will the Green New Deal work in Sweden? | We The Internet TV

  • March 18, 2020 at 10:34 pm
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    Easy answer, include subsidies for nuclear energy in the GND.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:39 pm
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    If we are to sustain our level of living, the future will have to be nuclear. Thorium is plentiful and less hazardous than Uranium. A Green New Deal will bring with it famine and mass extinction of biblical proportions.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:40 pm
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    Carbon dioxide is vital for life on earth, imbeciles rule the world.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:41 pm
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    Lou Does Sweden. Interview PIPPI LONGSTOCKING!!! LOL

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    cool video I loved it

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    awesome content it was really good

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:42 pm
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    Radioactive waste is better than CO2?

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  • March 18, 2020 at 10:45 pm
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    Truth. Take that gross cartel agent out of American politics. šŸ¤®šŸ¤®

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  • March 18, 2020 at 11:03 pm
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    The ending is sort of abrupt – why not have it fade out and have the outro promote the longer documentary?

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  • March 18, 2020 at 11:19 pm
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    Maybe in 50 years. Not sooner.

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  • March 18, 2020 at 11:39 pm
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    This needs way more views

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  • March 18, 2020 at 11:58 pm
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    I am ALL for nuclear in the US, and have been since I was a girl in the 70s-80s growing up with my dad working as an architectural engineer at the power company. And I say this as a lifelong anti-war activist and charter member of Greenpeace Youth back in the day. Nuclear energy is the safest, most effective, most cost efficient way we have to recycle and burn up all of our nuclear waste, our expired nuclear armaments, and dispose of kilotons of stockpiled plutonium and uranium at the Nevada nuclear test site and elsewhere.

    #NuclearIsTheFuture

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:01 am
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    BJERESUND at the video picture, i see those towers everyday. And they are closed lol. But still, iā€™m #proud .

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:10 am
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    BUT MUH FEE FEES!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – A.O.C 2020.

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:27 am
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    Oil companies don't want Nuclear to happen which is why they spend millions to lobby against and create fear mongering campaigns. But yes nuclear is the future for the demand of needed.

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:38 am
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    Great information I hope AOC see this video, although she's not going to change her mind even if she sees it,,,, I won't hold my breath

    Thanks

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  • March 19, 2020 at 12:41 am
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    Can we force AOC and her cow-farts fanatics to watch this video?!

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