“- Our plastic bags do not end up in the Pacific or in China, they are used for carrying and as garbage disposals. They end up in heat and power stations becoming heat or electricity. Furthermore, the majority of the Swedish plastic carrier bags are made by renewable sources.” Runar Brännlund comments on the new tax on plastic bags in fPlus (only in Swedish).
CERE's Runar Brännlund is interviewed in Expressen regarding Ellevios commitment to install new electricity meters. Runar comments that this is a question on demand flexbility, Ellevio is hoping that consumers will adapt to the situation on the electricity market. However, consumers are not that interested in adapting their life to the electric bill. (only in Swedish).
Runar Brännlund is skeptical to the new taxes, only two works according to Runar, carbon and sulfur taxes, the rest are symbolic and greenwashing. He names the departure tax as a good example for a poorly and expensively designed tax. It is taxed on each journey and would be the same regardless if the plane ran on air. (only in Swedish)
CERE's Runar Brännlund is interviewed on the Swedish Radio newsprogram Ekot on December 23rd, 2019 regarding rechargeable hybrid cars and how they can even be less environmental friendly than new diesel driven cars on distances that exceeds 50 km. (only in Swedish)