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Finland joined the IEA in 1992.
Finland’s economy is highly industrialised. Yet with more than one-third of its territory located above the Arctic Circle, the country is largely rural and sparsely populated, except for its southern tip. With its energy-intensive industries and its cold climate, Finland’s energy consumption per capita is the highest in the IEA.
Finland is highly dependent on imported fossil fuels, and energy policy is at the heart of the government’s concerns. The government’s energy strategy aims to strengthen Finland’s energy security, to move progressively towards a decarbonised economy, and to deepen its integration in the wider European market.
Finland has a very ambitious renewable energy programme, with a view to meeting 38% of its final energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020. Finland is the most forested country in Europe; biomass will thus play a central role in meeting the target.
Finland is one of few IEA countries with plans to expand its nuclear capacity, and the Parliament has approved the construction of two more nuclear power plants. If all planned projects are completed, the share of electricity produced by nuclear could double by 2025, reaching around 60%. This would contribute to diversifying Finland’s energy security and meeting its low-carbon objectives.
- IEA launches the Clean Energy Transitions Programme to support clean-energy development
7 November 2017
- Energy ministers set course for new era at IEA
18 November 2015
- IEA says push for renewables and nuclear power is coherent with Finland’s long-term decarbonisation strategy
23 May 2013
- First IEA regional technology study plots carbon-neutral Nordic energy
22 January 2013
- Nordics and IEA collaborate on paths to a carbon-neutral energy system by 2050
20 November 2012
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Finland participates in technology collaboration programme.