The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment published a report summarising the results of the sectoral roadmaps produced during the past year. It shows that:
- The Government’s goal of a carbon neutral Finland by 2035 is achievable for industry and other sectors with existing or upcoming technologies, but would need a favorable investment environment;
- Electrification, clean energy and RDI investments play key roles in reducing sectorial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Key conditions for the implementation of the roadmaps include RDI investments, an open and predictable operating environment, availability of experts and smooth regulation. Targeting RDI investments will determine the future developments and it is therefore one of the focal issues for creating a low-carbon society.
The technological solutions highlighted relate to low-emission energy production, material and energy efficiency, alternative propulsion technologies (biofuels, hydrogen, electrification), waste heat recovery, and carbon capture, use and storage.