We consume about the same amount of energy as we did in the 1970s due to increased prices and taxes that led to structural changes and technical development. The pulp and paper industries are amongst them who improved their energy efficiency the most and wind power is really the only energy source that's arisen. However the energy supply has not increased.

Since the year 2014 is soon over, we take this opportunity to glance back to May when Runar Brännlund took part when business, politicians, researchers and others met to discuss the economy, jobs, entrepreneurship, growth and more on Tillväxtdagarna (Days of Growth) May 21-23 in Umeå.

Runars' talk and the debate "Energy for growth – what's needed?" (Energiförsörjning för tillväxt – vad krävs?) starts 15 minutes into the film below (only in Swedish and available until May 26th 2015):

Participants in the debate:
Kjell Jansson, CEO, Svensk Energi (Swedish Energy)
Jonas Abrahamsson, CEO, E.ON
Runar Brännlund, Professor of Economics, Centre for Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, USBE, Umeå
Åke Svensson, CEO, Teknikföretagen (Companies of Technology)
Mikael Odenberg, CEO, Swedish Kraftnät (Swedish National Grid)
Jennie Nilsson, Member of Parliament (s), nutrition policy spokesperson
Åsa Moberg, social commentator and author of the book " Ett extremt dyrt och livsfarligt sätt att värma vatten" (An extremely expensive and dangerous way to heat water)
Moderator: Peter Nygård, Senior Advisor
Tillväxtdagarna (Days of Growth) was organized by Swedbank.

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