Transition to a Resource Efficient and Climate Neutral Electricity System

Project: Academy of Finland project

Project Details


This consortium will help to resolve policy problems involved in a transition to a resource efficient, climate neutral electricity system. The initial phase of such a transition is currently underway in Finland. We welcome this initial vision. However, we suggest that Finland lacks a full comprehension of what resource efficiency entails in the context of this transition, what complex policy problems such a society-wide energy transition will involve and generate, and how to respond to them. To overcome the problems, we examine energy policy actors, their interests and cognitive frames, trends and structures influencing Finland's electricity system, different renewable energy solutions and prospects of optimising the electricity system to realise the actors' interests. We outline requirements for Finnish energy policy actors to implement the transition and a roadmap for the public sector to support the process.
Effective start/end date1/05/1530/04/21

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Tampere University (Joint applicant) (lead)
  • University of Eastern Finland (Joint applicant)
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) (Joint applicant)
  • University of Turku (Joint applicant)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land