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EU to set Finland 38% renewable energy goal: Report

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posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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EU to set Finland 38% renewable energy goal: Report


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HELSINKI (Reuters) - The European Commission will ask Finland to increase its renewable energy output by around a third to 38 percent in draft proposals to be unveiled next week, Finnish public broadcaster YLE said on Saturday.

The Commission is due to spell out on Wednesday how it intends to cut greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change, share out the burden of cuts in carbon dioxide (CO2) and increase the use of renewable energy sources.

"According to information obtained by YLE from sources at the negotiations, Finland should produce 38 percent of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2020," YLE said.

The commission is also set to propose Finland cut its CO2 emissions from transport and agriculture by 16 percent compared to levels in 2005. YLE said the figures were draft numbers that were still under discussion.

YLE quoted Finland's energy minister Mauri Pekkarinen as saying Finland could live with the numbers, but last week the minister said in a speech the EU targets were too ambitious.

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posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 02:45 PM
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Hmm, will be interesting to see if this can be done. I sure wish we could see those types of numbers here. But with OPECs stranglehold on this nation, I doubt that will happen in this lifetime.

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[edit on 19-1-2008 by DimensionalDetective]


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posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 10:14 PM
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It could happen here, but too many people in power are too tied to the oil industry.



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