Energy Blue Print
Finland 2012

Moving from principles to action for energy supply that mitigates against climate change requires a long-term perspective. Energy infrastructure takes time to build up; new energy technologies take time to develop. Policy shifts often also need many years to take effect. In most world regions the transformation from fossil to renewable energies will require additional investment and higher supply costs over about twenty years

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5.9 development of CO2 emissions

Whilst Finland`s emissions of CO2 will decrease by 12% between 2009 and 2050 under the Reference scenario, under the Energy [R]evolution scenario they will decrease from 54 million tonnes in 2009 to 4 million tonnes in 2050 Annual per capita emissions will drop from 10.1 t to 0.7 t. In spite of the phasing out of nuclear energy and increasing demand, CO2 emissions will decrease in the electricity sector. In the long run efficiency gains and the increased use of renewable in vehicles will reduce emissions in the transport sector. With a share of 41% of CO2, the transport sector will be the largest sources of emissions in 2050. By 2050, Finland’s CO2 emissions are 93% below 1990 levels.