Finland introduces Renewable, Wind Tariffs

In 2010, Finland introduced feed-in tariffs to promote renewable energy in the country. Finland consumes more than twice the electricity used by Germany because of its cold climate and energy-intensive industries such as papermaking and is therefore seeking ways to add non-polluting power generation to its energy mix. Prices were fixed for wind and biogas power to encourage producers to meet emission targets set by the European Union. The tariffs came into force on January 1, 2011 and will last for 12 years.


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