The Finnish Government published its new Climate and Energy strategy today. Country´s long-term objective is to be a carbon-neutral society.
Finland is committed to EU’s 2030 energy and climate targets and will continue increasing use of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency.
According to the strategy, Finland will increase the use of renewable energy and energy self sufficiency in 2020s. The main focus is on the promotion of bioenergy and advanced biofuels for transport.
- The use of emission-free, renewable energy will be increased in a sustainable way so that its share will rise to more than 50 % by the end of 2020s and the self-sufficiency to more than 55 %, also including peat.
- Coal will no longer be used in energy production and the use of imported oil for the domestic needs will be cut by half by the end of 2020s.
- The share of renewable transport fuels will be raised to 40 % by 2030.
- Finland will create new support programmes for renewable energy. Aid will be based on technology neutrality and ranking of economic priorities.
- To increase the amount of electric cars to 250 000 by 2030, but Goverment has no plans to subsidise the investment