Watching The Finnish… January 2012

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: 2011 – An exceptionally warm year in Northern Finland

Yle: At least 9,000 households still without power

Helsingin Sanomat: Storms leave thousands without electricity (Jan 2)

Yle: Companies reluctant to pay up after blackouts

Helsingin Sanomat: Calls for better preparation for storms by electric utilities (Jan 3)

Helsingin Sanomat: Espoo to upgrade capacity to deal with storm damage (Jan 4)

Helsingin Sanomat: Minister Hautala criticises Fortum for insufficient investment in electric grid (Jan 4)

Yle: Last of Fortum outages being fixed

Helsingin Sanomat: Storm damage hits insurance companies (Jan 5)

Helsingin Sanomat: Fortum prepares to pay EUR 17 million in damages over storm-related power blackouts (Jan 9)

Yle: Minister seeks triple compensation for power cuts

Helsingin Sanomat: Better late than never, I suppose – Helsinki receives first snow later than ever before (Jan 4)

Helsingin Sanomat: First ski slopes finally open up in Southern Finland (Jan 4)

Yle: Unseasonal increase in river nutrient levels

Helsingin Sanomat: Mild winter threatens nesting season of Saimaa ringed seal (Jan 10)

Helsingin Sanomat: Record-late start to Finnish icebreaking season (Jan 18)

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal decreased by 28 per cent in 2011

Helsingin Sanomat: Less and less oil is used to heat Finland’s glasshouses (Jan 16)

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

Good News from Finland: Neste Oil’s renewable fuel powers intercontinental flight

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Co-operative traffic safety system developed for challenging climate conditions in Finland

Good News from Finland: Reducing friction slashes fuel consumption

Helsingin Sanomat: Finnish ship designers blaze trail to Arctic maritime routes Wood is more climate-friendly than concrete in construction

Good News from Finland: Picosun helps create more efficient solar cells

Helsingin Sanomat: Helsinki negotiating deal of 500 city-bikes (Jan 27)

Helsingin Sanomat: Report charges that floods pose the greatest climate change-related threat to Helsinki (Jan 19)