Watching The Finnish… July 2010

Finnish climate change news

Parliament of Finland: Eduskunta approved two nuclear power stations

Ministry of Employment and the Economy: Parliament approves construction of two new nuclear power plant units (press release, Jul 1)

Yle: Parliament Votes in Favour of New Nuclear Reactors

Greenpeace Finland: Greenpeace: Finnish parliament betrays the public and the future, nuclear construction still years away

Yle: Nuclear Utilities Refute Cancellation Claims

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “June was slightly colder than average in most parts of the country” (in Finnish)

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “July heatwave culminates in a new all-time heat record of Finland: 37.2°C in Joensuu on July 29th” (in Finnish)

Yle: Lightning Keeps Firefighters Busy

Yle: 15,000 Homes Still without Power on Saturday

Yle: Power, Rail & Phone Trouble Persists, Evacuations Begin

Yle: Forest Fires in Russia Affect Air Quality in Southern Finland

VTT (via AlphaGalileo): Generation, propagation and annoyance of the noise of wind power plants

VTT (via AlphaGalileo): “Wind power production in 2009

Foreign news about Finland

The New York Times: 2 Nuclear Power Plants Approved by Finland