IEA commends renewables’ role in Finnish policy

IEA commends renewables’ role in Finnish policy

IEA commends renewables’ role in Finnish policy

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has praised the Finnish Government’s energy policies and its commitment to a sustainable energy future.

It said Finland’s energy policy framework is “broad and coherent” covering all sectors, which includes an ambitious renewable energy programme as it aims to generate 38% of its energy from renewables by 2020.

Maria van der Hoeven, IEA’s Executive Director said: “Finland is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels, making security of supply a priority. Commendably, the Government’s principal long-term energy security goal is clearly tied to another key pillar of its energy policy – the decarbonisation of its economy, largely by developing cleaner means of energy production and consumption.”

Finland also aims to expand its nuclear capacity and if all planned projects are completed, the share of electricity produced by nuclear could double by 2025, reaching around 60%.

Read more here http://www.energylivenews.com/2013/05/23/iea-commends-renewables%E2%80%99-role-in-finnish-policy/

Source: Energy Live News

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