Plans to close the Barsebäck 2 nuclear station in Sweden have been setback. Due to close in July next year in line with a 1980 referendum, Barsebäck will not now be mothballed until 2003 at the earliest. Government-backed plans to make up the electricity supply shortfall through the development of alternative energy and implementation of energy saving measures have failed to deliver their promise. Deregulation has seen a fall in electricity prices, which has resulted in a disincentive to save energy.