North Karelia (Finland) is one of the SECURE project regions. Our partners from Karelia University of Applied Sciences have already presented the Roadmap towards oil-free and low-carbon North Karelia initiative, designed in collaboration with several EU projects (including SECURE) and by continuous discussion with stakeholders and citizens.
Revising the current energy situation in Finland, and according to the Finnish public authority Statistics Finland's preliminary data, it is remarkable that the total energy consumption from January to March 2017 amounted to 373 petajoule (PJ), which was 4% less than in the same period in 2016. Furthermore, the electricity consumption amounted to 24 terawatt hours (TWh), what means 3% lower than one year earlier. Moreover, the carbon dioxide emissions of the energy sector declined by eight per cent year-on-year. Regarding the use of fuels, the consumption of coal decreased most, by 13%.
Picture by Statistics Finland.