Watching The Finnish… January 2013

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: December was colder than average

Finnish Meteorological Institute: The year 2012: Exceptionally rainy in places

Yle: Raising awareness on food waste

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal decreased by 14 per cent in 2012

Finnish Energy Industries: Energy Year 2012 ELECTRICITY: Upturn in electricity consumption due to cold December and slight recovery of industrial production late in the year

Finnish Energy Industries: Energy year 2012 DISTRICT HEATING: District heat consumption up by eight percent

Statistics Finland: Carbon dioxide emissions from private motoring larger than those from professional land transport (2010 emissions by industry groups)

Yle: State firm sued over peat production

Good News from Finland: Helsinki recognized for best energy practices

Finnish Environment Institute: Towards better recovery of waste resources

Good News from Finland: Finnish companies among 100 most sustainable companies in the world

Yle: Fill your tank from the forest? Finland supports sustainability criteria for forest energy biomass

Good News from Finland: Enzymes create ethanol from harvest waste, see also the VTT press release

Good News from Finland: Finns behind unique biocoal study

Markus Ylänen: Wave Powered Desalination by Reverse Osmosis – A Feasibility Study (thesis/Aalto University), see also the press release and the news story

Mohamed Hamdy: Combining Simulation and Optimisation for Dimensioning Optimal Building Envelopes and HVAC Systems (pdf, doctoral dissertation/Aalto Univesity)

Ossi Ollinaho: Origins of institutional change: Brazilian alcohol fuel program between 1975 and 2000 (pdf, doctoral dissertation/Aalto University), see also the press release

Markku Anttonen: Eco-efficient services as a route towards sustainable development: between the traditional and the radical (doctoral dissertation/Aalto University), see also the press release

Aalto University: Black silicon can take efficiency of solar cells to new levels, see also the article by Päivikki Repo et al.

Katri Korpela et al.: Nonlinear effects of climate on boreal rodent dynamics: mild winters do not negate high-amplitude cycles

Raimo Virkkala et al.: Does the protected area network preserve bird species of conservation concern in a rapidly changing climate?, see also the press release

Aleksi Lehikoinen: Climate change, phenology and species detectability in a monitoring scheme see also the press release (in Finnish)