Finland to introduce new law to phase out coal – Huttunen

By Staff reporter 1 September 2017

Finland will introduce a new law in 2018 to phase out coal by 2030, Riku Huttunen, director general of Finland’s energy department, said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday.

“This strategy has a goal of getting rid of coal as an energy source by 2030. We have to write a law and that will be next year,” he said, adding that the government is also planning to increase carbon taxes in 2018.

Coal accounted for 9% of Finland’s total energy consumption in 2016. The country is...

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