Watching The Finnish… May 2010

Finnish climate change news

Helsingin Sanomat: New online service allows monitoring of electricity consumption data (May 20) Wooden zero-energy house Luukku is powered by the sun Journey Planner calculates carbon emissions and calorie consumption

Laura Saikku: Analyzing changes in macro-level drivers of country-specific emissions : The role of consumption, technology and trade (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Miitta Rantakari / Finnish Environment Institute: The role of lakes for carbon cycling in boreal catchments

Yle: Chancellor of Justice Probes Possible Conflict of Interest for Nuclear Permits

Greenpeace Finland: 3000 demonstrators call on Finnish MPs to turn down nuclear applications

Yle: Thousands March against More Nuclear Power

Yle: “Finland has insufficient legislation regarding liability for damages in the case of nuclear accidents” (in Finnish)

Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Government decision on two new nuclear power plant units (press release, May 6)

Helsingin Sanomat: Government had to vote on nuclear energy proposal (May 7)

Helsingin Sanomat: Nuclear waste tomb soon to reach final depth (May 10)

Helsingin Sanomat: Energy package debated in Parliament (May 12)

Yle: Fennovoima Without a Nuclear Deposit

Yle: Finland’s Nuclear Waste Tomb Fascinates and Horrifies World

Yle: Finland Could be Exporting Electricity by 2020

Helsingin Sanomat: Critics of nuclear energy in Parliament call for more clarity on waste problem (May 19)

Yle: Questions Arise About Nuclear Waste Depository Plans

Helsingin Sanomat: Doctoral thesis: waste heat from nuclear power plants increases eutrophication in the Baltic Sea