Dublin -- Consulting institut Research and Markets has published a report on "Biomass Industry in Sweden". Biomass is responsible for generating 20 percent of all energy consumption in Sweden and wood-fired district heating systems satisfy more than half of the residential heat demand. The industry became robust because of a combination of factors and has evolved since its beginning.
The Swedish government pursues a regulatory strategy calling for nuclear power and renewable resources including wind power, solar power, biomass power, and hydroelectric power for electricity generation, to help the country make the transition to a low-carbon economy. Going forward, the EU's directive on renewable sources will likely make the Swedish government's call for stricter policy measures, resulting in a rapid expansion of renewable power generation within the country's total electricity supply mix.
Currently, Sweden uses tax breaks and other financial incentives, including exemption from tolls and parking fees, to encourage citizens to drive cars which utilize renewable fuels. The utilities industry in Sweden is characterized by a limited choice for consumers, as the utilities are often state or regional monopolies. In Sweden, limited choice for consumers becomes a major challenge for potential biomass operators to enter Sweden's biomass power market. Although liberalization has allowed the entrance of an increasing number of smaller electricity resellers, the Swedish market is still composed of several large-scale companies.
More information on the report can be found under researchandmarkets.com. Quelle: BUSINESS WIRE