Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2010
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Employment and the Economy - Energy Department

Under the EU Directive 2009/28/EC member countries of the European Union are obliged to draft and submit to the European Commission National Renewable Action Plans (NREAPs) outlining pathway which will allow them to meet their 2020 renewable energy, energy efficiency and GHG cuts targets.

Finland 2020 renewable energy targets:

  • Overall target: 38% of share of energy generated from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption;
  • Heating and cooling: 47% of heat consumption met by renewable sources;
  • Electricity: 33% of electricity demand met by electricity generated from renewable energy sources;
  • Transport: 20% of energy demand met by renewable energy sources.

In order to achieve above enlisted targets Finland put in place following measures:


Related policies:Directive 2009/28/EC on the Promotion of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources , Feed-in Tariffs for electricity from wind, biogas and wood chip

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