Finland performs well in terms of both economic competitiveness and environmental sustainability Source: The World Economic Forum
Breaking the link between economic growth and environmental load Economic growth and the use of natural resources Source: Statistics Finland
Breaking the link between economic growth and environmental load Production of the pulp and paper industry in Finland and waste water load 1950-2005 Source: Finnish Forest Industries Federation and Finnish Environment Institute
Cleantech Finland – markets Sectors, Finnish competence
R & D potential in Finland Strongest cleantech R&D segments Clean energy production Energy efficiency and saving Clean industrial processes Air pollution control Totally 37 organizations of 93 research units are doing cleantech-related R & D 12 public research institutes, 11 universities, 14 universities of applied sciences – in close co- operation with business life and companies Major financier is Tekes
Efficient energy system and clean technology go hand in hand Balanced use of several energy sources in electricity production in Finland 2006 Source: Finnish Energy Industries
Efficient energy system and clean technology go hand in hand Finland’s energy needs are high due to the country’s energy intensive industry, cold climate and long distances. Finland’s own energy resources – hydropower, wood and peat – are scarce. About 70 % of the energy is imported. Finland strengthened its position by becoming part of the larger Nordic electricity market and enhancing energy linkages (IEA 2007). Country ensures energy security by relying on transparency and sound market signals to investors and customers, as well as by making good use of domestic sources of biomass and nuclear (IEA 2007).
Efficient energy system and clean technology go hand in hand
Deregulation of the energy markets in the late 1990s boosted competition and offered Finnish companies advantages in development of new services and products to global markets. Efficient logistic chain, innovations in processing techniques (pulp and paper or metal industry), consulting services in energy saving measures, etc.
Finland leads in the use of bioenergy Share of bioenergy 19.5 % of TPES (290 PJ in 2004) Share of bioenergy 86.7 % of RES Target for 2010 is 349 PJ Electricity production by bioenergy: 10.1 TWh Target for electricity production by biomass: 13.6 TWh by 2010