Watching The Finnish… October 2011

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “September was warmer than average, and in some places exceptionally warm” (in Finnish)

Finnish Environment Institute: “Climate change threatens rare spiders, favours southern species” (in Finnish)

Yle: Southern dragonfly buzzes into East Helsinki

Statistics Finland: Production of electricity and heat grew in 2010

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal decreased by 14 per cent from January to September

Helsingin Sanomat: Report confirms that storms in summer 2010 caused unprecedented havoc (Oct 4)

Yle: New nuclear reactor to be built in Pyhäjoki

Helsingin Sanomat: Fennovoima chooses Pyhäjoki on west coast as location of new nuclear plant (Oct 6)

Yle: Nuclear power opponents joining forces

Yle: Greenpeace aims to block new nuclear plant

Yle: Posiva: No room for Fennovoima waste in nuclear cave

Helsingin Sanomat: Dispute over disposal of nuclear waste brewing between power companies (Oct 7)

Helsingin Sanomat: Ministry criticises Fennovoima over incomplete nuclear waste storage plans (Oct 11)

Yle: Utilities say their nuclear plants pass stress tests

Yle: Debate over secrecy of nuclear safety reports

Yle: New delays to Olkiluoto 3

Helsingin Sanomat: Massive compensation sought for delays in construction of Olkiluoto III nuclear reactor (Oct 13)

Yle: Correspondence reveals planning delays to Olkiluoto 3 reactor’s automation systems

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Increasingly precise data on radiation reflected from the Arctic sea area

Good News from Finland: Akkuser’s recycling technology wins award in Madrid

Good News from Finland: Finnish finalists in global Cleantech awards

Good News from Finland: Lemminkäinen building wins award

Tekes: Solar thermal energy integrated into the face of architecture for the first time

Good News from Finland: Neste Oil’s NExBTL wins biofuel award

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Information on climate change now at one address

Foreign news about Finland

Reuters: New Finnish reactor town counts blessings, fears