If only we were Sweden.
“What I know about Sweden, I think, offers us some good lessons. Number one, the work you have done on energy I think is something the United States can and will learn from. Because every country in the world right now has to recognize if we are going to continue to grow and improve our standard of living while maintaining a sustainable planet, we are going to have to change our patterns of energy use. And Sweden I think is far ahead of many other countries,” said an admiring President Barack Obama during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt during a visit to Stockholm Wednesday. The White House issued a press released headlined, “The United States and Sweden — global leaders on clean energy and climate change,” that praised Sweden’s technological and economic progress and said the two countries share a “dynamic global partnership.” One environmental publication declared Sweden “the most sustainable country in the world.”