Low carbon Finland 2050: VTT clean energy technology strategies for society

Tiina Koljonen (Editor), Lassi Similä (Editor), Kai Sipilä, Satu Helynen, Miimu Airaksinen, Juhani Laurikko, Jussi Manninen, Tuula Mäkinen, Antti Lehtilä, Juha Honkatukia, Pekka Tuominen, Terttu Vainio, Tuuli Järvi, Kari Mäkelä, Seppo Vuori, Juha Kiviluoma, Kari Sipilä, Johanna Kohl, Nieminen Matti

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Abstract

The Low Carbon Finland 2050 project by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland aims to assess the technological opportunities and challenges involved in reducing Finland's greenhouse gas emissions. A target for reduction is set as at least 80% from the 1990 level by 2050 as part of an international effort, which requires strong RD&D in clean energy technologies. Key findings of the project are presented in this publication, which aims to stimulate enlightening and multidisciplinary discussions on low-carbon futures for Finland. The project gathered together VTT's technology experts in clean energy production, smart energy infrastructures, transport, buildings, and industrial systems as well as experts in energy system modelling and foresight. VTT's leading edge "Low Carbon and Smart Energy" enables new solutions with a demonstration that is the first of its kind in Finland, and the introduction of new energy technology onto national and global markets.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages75
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7963-1
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7962-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD6 Edited professional books

Publication series

SeriesVTT Visions
Number2
ISSN2242-1157

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Keywords

  • low carbon society
  • low carbon energy
  • future energy system
  • green-house gas

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Koljonen, T. (Ed.), Similä, L. (Ed.), Sipilä, K., Helynen, S., Airaksinen, M., Laurikko, J., Manninen, J., Mäkinen, T., Lehtilä, A., Honkatukia, J., Tuominen, P., Vainio, T., Järvi, T., Mäkelä, K., Vuori, S., Kiviluoma, J., Sipilä, K., Kohl, J., & Matti, N. (2012). Low carbon Finland 2050: VTT clean energy technology strategies for society. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Visions, No. 2