Local production of energy plays an important role.
The energy production and consumption data in Central Finland shows that half of the energy consumed in the region is renewable. Altogether, renewable energy corresponds to 50% of total energy consumption in 2016. Renewable energy consumption has increased significantly by 19% from the year 2004.
Another important data is the relevant role of local energy production in the region. In 2016, the share of locally produced renewable energy was 39% of total energy consumption. “This is good news” says development manager Hannu Koponen from the Regional Council of Central Finland. “An increase in the use of renewable energy means a decrease in fossil fuel consumption, too, and is thus climate friendly development. Locally produced renewable energy replaces (...)