Biomass, CCS key to Finland’s 2050 climate strategy

Finland will not be able to meet its national climate goal for 2050 if biomass is discounted as a zero-carbon fuel by EU and international provisions, lawmakers have said

Finland will not be able to meet its national climate goal for 2050 if biomass is discounted as a zero-carbon fuel by EU and international provisions, lawmakers have said.

A delay in the commercialisation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology would also put Finland’s 80% emissions reduction goal at risk, a parliamentary committee said in a report on Thursday.

Renewable energy sources will be able to provide 50-60% of Finland’s energy. Although forest biomass will remain an important source of renewable energy up to 2050, the use of solar, wind and geothermal energy can also be ramped up.

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