EU approves €3.2bn state aid by seven nations for battery research and innovation

Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden will provide the funding, with the overall project expected to unlock an additional €5b in private investments

Nokia to smarten up Finnish power grid to better support renewables

The new smart grid is expected to seamlessly integrate distributed energy resources such as wind, solar and micro-generation using bioenergy

Could Christmas hams be the key to clean transport?

Renewable fuel manufacturer Neste is to use waste fats from Finland’s Christmas hams to make clean diesel

‘World’s first’ subsea power technology for offshore oil and gas proved

ABB, Equinor, Chevron and Total tested the ‘pioneering and ground-breaking’ technology for 3,000 hours in shallow water at a sheltered harbour in Finland

Neste inks PPA with Fortum for Finnish wind power

Electricity delivery from the Kalax wind farm is expected to start in early 2021

Upcoming hotel allows guests to cut costs by going green

The world’s first hotel where the price is determined by the carbon footprint of each guest’s stay is to open in the city of Kontiolahti, Finland

World’s first nuclear waste storage facility in Finland moves forward

Developer Posiva plans to store spent nuclear fuel at a depth of around 400 to 450 metres in the Onkalo bedrock on Olkiluoto island

Finland commits to carbon neutrality by 2035

The move makes the Scandinavian nation home to one of the earliest timelines for cutting out carbon

Siemens pilots virtual power plant project in Finland

Its software intelligently balances electrical loads from buildings that have been connected in a microgrid, incorporating renewable energy and battery storage

Finnish bus operator introduces voluntary surcharge for greener transport

Customers can decide on the additional charge, with the minimum amount set at €1 (£0.87)