Consumer advice on energy issues in Finland
Finnish consumers receive versatile guidance on energy efficiency throug website and several regional organisation around Finland. Motiva coordinates the consumer advice on energy issues in practice. The coordinated system was launched in 2012. There were 24 pilot projects in 2010-2011 to experiment good practices of guidance.
Energy advisory services enables consumers to rationalize their ways to use energy, while they also get to know the possibilities offered by renewable energy sources. Energy counselling contributes to the national target to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and to curb climate change.
In the EU context Finland is committed to the objectives to increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources included in several EU policies. The outlines for their implementation are set down e.g. in the National Energy and Climate Strategy, where promoting energy efficiency has a central role.
Irmeli Mikkonen, Group Leader, Motiva, tel. +358 9 6122 5015, email@example.com