No more coal! Finland is among the first countries to ban the use of coal in energy production.
In 2019, a law was passed which banned the use of coal in energy production. This makes Finland one of the first countries to commit to ending this high-polluting form of energy.
Finland’s future energy policy aims to phase out fossil fuels in energy generation. Coal will be the first fossil energy source to be phased out. While nearly 80% of electricity production in Finland is already emission-free, only 36% of district heating uses renewable energy sources. By gradually phasing out the use of fossil fuels Finland encourages the use of renewable energy and moves towards an emission-free energy system. This can ensure a healthy living environment for everyone.
In 2020, the Government declared financial aid for projects that accelerate the replacement of coal in energy production. The financial support encourages companies and municipalities to voluntarily move away from coal energy by the end of 2025. A total of 90 million euros has been reserved for this aid.