Key PoliciesFinland strives to promote energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and reductions in fossil carbon emissions through various national and international climate and energy policies. The European Union has set targets calling on all member states to improve energy efficiency, cut their emissions and obtain more of their energy from renewable sources. At national level, Finland’s efforts towards these goals are largely guided by our national climate and energy strategy, related action plans and other national legislation.
Finland is also striving to achieve emission reductions through voluntary means such as energy efficiency agreements and energy audits conducted to identify scope for energy savings. To help achieve the goals of Finland’s climate and energy policies, the Government provides significant financial subsidies for energy audits, investments designed to enhance energy efficiency, and schemes involving the adoption of renewable energy and new energy efficient technologies.