Six years ago, Sweden set a goal with Norway to generate a certain amount of renewable energy by 2020. They upped the ante toward 2030, and they could be around a decade early in reaching their target. The local boom of wind energy installations will get them close to the mark by the end of this year alone.
Back in 2012, the joint agreement by the Scandinavian countries was set to increase renewable energy generation to 28.4 terawatt-hours by 2020. That goal was increased by another 18 THw three years later, bringing the total to 46.4 THw by 2030. Ultimately, Sweden would like to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2040 and have net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.