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Sweden Sets Its Sights On Becoming The World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Country

Sounds too good to be true? Well, the Swedish government is really serious about it!

It seems Sweden is shaping up to be one of the coolest countries to live in right now.

A few weeks ago, we featured the place for its innovative initiative to implement 6-hour working days – a move that has surprisingly boosted productivity in the workplace.

Recently, Sweden again made headlines after expressing their intentions to be the first fossil fuel-free nation in the world.

In fact, Swedish leaders are serious about it that they have already announced they will be allocating an estimated $546 million in their 2016 budget for renewable energy. Particularly, solar energy budget will be getting an 800% increase in Sweden’s ambitious attempt to be the first country to be entirely independent from using fossil fuels.

Sweden has officially declared their goal to be the first country to be entirely fossil fuel-free.

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While the government didn’t lay down the details about the plan’s timetable, nation leaders have announced that they are targeting 2050 as the year that at least Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, becomes completely powered by sustainable energy sources.

Within the year, the United Nations Climate Change Conference will be held In Paris and it is hoped that attendees will pay attention and be inspired to Sweden’s initiative of taking an aggressive approach towards the problems brought by climate change.

Currently, Sweden’s electricity is powered by hydroelectric and nuclear sources.

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As of present time, about 2/3 of Sweden’s electricity is generated from non-fossil fuel energy sources such as hydroelectric and nuclear power.

We here at EliteReaders salute Sweden for this praiseworthy initiative. Here’s hoping that more countries will eventually follow their lead.

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Marine Park Trainer in China Puts Lipstick on Beluga Whale, Sparks Outrage

She did it to make the whale look “prettier.”

Being viral is what everybody wants to be, especially for businesses and wanna-be celebrities. People will do even the craziest things just to get famous online. A marine park trainer pulls a stunt possibly to make the park's videos viral, but it earned her so much more.

The park in question is Sun Asia Ocean World in Dalian in North Eastern China. In one of the videos that featured the park's attractions, a female trainer was seen putting on bright red lipstick on a beluga whale's lips.

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Kim Jong-un Brought Personal Toilet To Protect His Stools During Sit-Down With Trump

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level.

Kim Jong-un took “keeping one’s privacy” to the next level. North Korean officials made sure that he will have a safe arrival for his sit-down with President Donald Trump in Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit. To make this possible, they used two decoy airplanes to protect the Supreme Leader's stools. Yes, you read that right.

Bringing his own bodyguards and food supply is definitely nothing out of the ordinary. However, tagging a portable toilet along certainly dropped a lot of jaws. Kim's security team brought the bathroom fixture to Singapore in an effort to “deny determined sewer divers insights into the supreme leader's stools.”

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Philippine President Duterte Criticized For Kissing Woman On The Lips Onstage

The crowd cheered on as Duterte kissed a married woman.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in hot water once again after his recent visit to South Korea. While speaking to an audience on June 3, Duterte called a woman to come up on stage to join him.

The famous president who was in Seoul for three days for his meeting with the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) community then convinced the lady, who has confirmed that she's married to a Korean, to kiss him on the lips.

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