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Sweden is cutting its tax on solar energy by 98 percent!

With innovations like electric roads and zero-energy housing complexes , Sweden is usually thought of as a country at the forefront of the clean energy revolution. But when the government introduced a solar tax earlier in 2016, critics warned said the country was taking a huge step in the wrong direction. Now the government has announced plans to slash the controversial tax. The disputed solar tax would not necessarily have hurt families with solar panels on their home roofs, but rather companies with large arrays. The tax targeted solar energy production greater than 255 kilowatts (kW). But according to Reuters, the government opposition and environmental experts disapproved of the tax, and the government is now backpedaling on the move. Related: Sweden’s legendary ICEHOTEL taps solar power to stay open year-round The tax can’t be completely eliminated for technical reaso...

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