Finland helps buildings replace oil heating with sustainable alternatives.
The heating of residential buildings produces a significant amount of emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality by 2035, housing emissions have to be reduced. Therefore, Finland gives financial help to residential buildings and municipalities so they can switch to more sustainable solutions.
The use of oil in heating will end in Finland by the beginning of 2030. That’s why, since 2020, Finland has provided financial aid to municipalities and small residential buildings. This aid is meant for renovations in which oil heating is replaced with climate-friendly alternatives.
The owners of small residential buildings will receive either 2,500 or 4,000 euros depending on the new heating solution. In addition, municipalities will be repaid for 20–25% of the cost of renovation. So far, the project has been a great success. After three months, Finland has received around 8,000 applications. These renovations will move Finland towards carbon neutrality while creating jobs.