The role of technology development in greenhouse gas emissions reduction: The case of Finland

Antti Lehtilä (Corresponding Author), Ilkka Savolainen, Sanna Syri

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    This paper presents results from a total of 27 projects from the Finnish CLIMTECH technology program. These were used to investigate the prospects of greenhouse gas-mitigation technologies under Finnish conditions, including all emissions sources and all Kyoto gases. The estimated impacts of climate change on the energy system were also taken into account in the analysis. Systematic investments in technology development were found to yield substantial benefits in the long term by decreasing emissions reduction costs and by facilitating more ambitious reduction targets. Advanced biofuel production and utilization technologies, as well as offshore wind power, have proved to have the largest potential by the 2030s. Results also indicated a clear relationship between technological development and national emissions-trading patterns.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2738 - 2758
    Number of pages21
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • carbon dioxide
    • carbon dioxide capture
    • climate change
    • greenhouse effect
    • greenhouse gases
    • renewable energy sources

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