Finland’s new energy strategy to encourage CHP

The Finnish government has approved a new national Energy and Climate Strategy, which aims to use combined heat and power among a series of other measures aimed at meeting the countries domestic and EU climate targets by 2030.
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Bioenergy News reports that the government wants to use tax on energy production to encourage combined heat and power (CHP) generation and the use of forestry products in heating, and the current support system on woodchip-based electricity will be maintained at least until 2018.

The strategy recognises the increased production and use of biogas, alongside with the developing domestic business around biogas.

The government has set a goal to have the share of renewables in the Finnish energy pool surpass 50% during the 2020s, with a long-term goal of reaching carbon neutrality.

Subsidies for investment will be targeted primarily at commercialising new technology and at the burden-sharing sector, with a focus on advanced biofuel facilities.

Additional support will also be given to advancing the utilisation of agricultural, municipal, and industrial waste and side streams in heat and electricity production.



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