Finland banning coal for energy use in 2020s


The Finnish government’s new energy and climate strategy proposes that Finland bans coal use for energy in the 2020s and no new coal-based power plants are established. The government estimates that with the strategy renewable energy will make up more than half of the energy end consumption in the 2020s. According to the energy strategy, Finland will also give up the feed-in system for wind power and invest in cutting road traffic emissions. Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen emphasises that it is important to take a leap forward and that success in export depends on being a forerunner. According to Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner, Finland will strive to create a pan-Nordic market to support increasing the use of alternative fuels.

Media:  Turun Sanomat

Date: 25.11.2016

Journalist: STT

Main source: Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner

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