Finland focuses on biomass and wind

<b>The use of solid biomass is already relatively widespread in Finland due to the large forest areas.</b><br><br><i>Photo: dpa</i>
The use of solid biomass is already relatively widespread in Finland due to the large forest areas.

Photo: dpa

The use of solid biomass is already relatively widespread in Finland due to the large forest areas. According to the Finish Economics Ministry, the utilization of biofuels and heat pumps will also help to increase the proportion of renewable energies in the end consumption to 38 % by 2020. Plans being discussed include the introduction of feed-in tariffs for wind energy and biogas, a CO2 certificate system and the support of smaller combined heat and power plants. The details must, however, be worked out before the plans can be presented to the parliament.

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