New proposal leads to 2-8 öre per kWh in additional costs for consumers

"The electricity certificate system appears more and more as a tombola." The statement’s from CERE's Thomas Broberg who sees several of unanswered questions in the surveillance report (Kontrollstation 2015*) on the Swedish renewable obligation system, Second Opinion, 6th May 2014

"The tombola has spun and out fell a cost to electricity consumers that amounts to 1.8-3.5 öre/kWh as according to  estimates by the Energy Agency. The reason being the proposal  to adjust the Swedish quota curve with a total of 75 TWh during the period 2016-2035."

"and with added VAT, the cost of adjustment is 2-8 öre per kWh. If one would rather talk billions than ören , then just add up over all the obligated consumers. In 2016, the total cost for electricity consumers will be 1.6 to 6 billion."

Men buy renewable energy

Research show that those who adopt renewable energy tends to male and members of an environmental organization. This comes from Lei Shi's thesis, a new doctor at CERE. Her thesis also shows that a large growth in energy consumption leads to a decrease in the share of renewable energy in total energy supply. She also have tip for the environmental organizations constructing their strategy.

"CERE an important player in this context"

The Committee on Transport and Communications is studying cost-benefit analysis in the transport sector with a particular focus on sustainable development. They therefore turned, inter alia, to CERE's Runar Brännlund and Bengt Kriström who've written plenty about the methods and because "CERE is an important player in this context" says Anna Wagman Kåring.

"It is not credible"

CERE's Runar Brännlund ruling on the IPCC's estimates of climate work costs in Miljöaktuellt April 17th, 2014.

- They're keeping us in the dark when it comes to costs. It is based on all sources of emissions in all countries being covered by the same instruments and the same effective policies. From Sweden to China and India. It is not credible, says Runar Brännlund to Miljöaktuellt.

"Unreasonable demands on fossil independent vehicle fleet"

CERE's Runar Brännlund writes together with Eva Samakovlis on Miljöaktuellt debate. (My, ed, translation throughout article)

 "By 2030, the Swedish goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy should be removed and replaced by one climate objective. Climate policy cost increases with more objectives then what you really want to achieve ie . reduction of greenhouse gases. The Commission's proposal actually leaves room for letting a single climate objective run the transition to a low-carbon society."

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