"The Green Revolution Sweeping Sweden"

"A boom of renewable-powered industries has found a home in northern Sweden, fueling the country’s ambitions of a fossil-free economy".

"Old twigs crunch beneath his boots as Claes Nordmark, mayor of Boden, steps out into a vast clear-cut area. He comes to a stop at a slope and motions toward an electrical substation nearby.

“Listen to that,” he says. “The atmosphere in Boden is crackling, just like that switchgear.”

If all goes to plan, in July start-up H2 Green Steel (H2GS) will start building the world’s first “fossil-free” steelworks in this Swedish town of 17,000, just below the Arctic Circle. It’s a multibillion-dollar project that would make a multimillion-ton impact on the climate, cutting over 90 percent of a regular steel factory’s carbon dioxide emissions."

Per Liljas reports for the Washington Post with photography by Jonas Gratzer June 29, 2022.

Source: Washington Post, 06/30/2022