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Helsinki Seeks to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

Press Release, City of Helsinki, Marketwired HELSINKI, FINLAND--(Marketwired - September 29, 2017) - Helsinki City Council voted unanimously on September 27, 2017, to pass a proposal for a new city strategy including the goal to render Helsinki carbon neutral by 2035. The vote accelerated the...

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Finland's Fortum in the hunt for CHP and hydropower plants

Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Jussi Rosendahl, Reuters Summary HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish utility Fortum is looking to spend its multibillion-euro cash pile on combined heat and power plants (CHP) and hydropower assets in Europe, as well as expanding in nuclear services, its chief executive...

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Waste Incineration Slashes Vantaa Residents' Heating Costs

Yle April 21, 2017 Summary The metropolitan city of Vantaa has been able to drop district heating costs for residents of semi-detached homes and flats, thanks to cost savings from its waste incinerator. The plant currently produces 920 gigawatt hours of district heat annually, almost half of...

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Major changes ahead for district heating

Satu Paiho, Senior Scientist; Rinat Abdurafikov, Research Scientist | VTT Blog Summary Many of us [in Finland] live in apartments that are warmed by district heating. In our daily lives, it doesn’t necessarily occur to us how effortlessly our apartments are warmed and that breaks in heating...