Finland announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2035
Finland's new government has promised to reduce the country's fossil-fuel consumption and invest in renewable energy sources, after 80 per cent of Finns called for urgent action on climate change. Following elections earlier this year, a new left-leaning government has promised to make Finland carbon neutral by 2035, with the target to be written into Finnish law. To become carbon neutral in 15 years’ time, Finland will cut back on logging investments and try to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels and peat. It will also invest in renewable energy, including wind, solar and bioenergy, and heating and transport will be electrified. Currently Finland operates one of the largest peat-fired power plants in the world, Toppila Power Station in the city of Oulu.
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