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02 Dec 2014

Summary: 5.4 million people live in Finland (end of 2012), with the majority concentrated in its southern regions.

fiIn terms of area, it is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.

Politically, it is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital of Helsinki, local governments in municipalities and an autonomous region, the Åland Islands (making Finland a federacy).

About one million residents live in the Greater Helsinki area (consisting of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa) and a third of the country's GDP is produced there. Other larger cities include Tampere, Turku, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio. (Source: Wikipedia 07.08.2013)

  • Contact point
  • Name
  • Sami Nikander
  • Organisation
  • KEMIANTEOLLISUUS
  • Position
  • Assistant Director
  • Phone
  • +358 9 1728 4258
  • E-mail
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Total energy consumption in 2012 (provisional data)

  • 1,362 PJ (32.5 Mtoe)
  • 251 GJ / capita (6.00 toe/capita)

Total energy consumption in 2011

  • 1,392 PJ (33.3 Mtoe)
  • 258 GJ / capita (6.16 toe/capita)

According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, total energy consumption amounted to 1,362 PJ (petajoule), or 378 TWh in 2012, which was over two per cent less than in 2011. Consumption of energy decreased by two per cent in transport and manufacturing, but the use of heating energy of buildings increased by over six per cent.

Source: Statistics Finland – PX-Web database and Energy supply, consumption and prices 2012, 4th quarter [e-publication]

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Please find more detailed information from the link below:
http://www.chemind.fi/en/figures/ 

In 2012, electricity consumption and the consumption of other forms of energy by the companies committed to the Responsible Care programme amounted to 5.8 TWh and 20.0 TWh. Consumption of electricity and other forms of energy decreased by 3% from 2011. In proportion to total production, the consumption of electricity and other forms of energy has increased by 4% from 2011.

In 2012, companies committed to the Responsible Care programme consumed a total of 0.90 kWh energy was consumed per one kg of production (0.20 kWh electricity and 0.70 kWh other energy). As a reference, the corresponding figure in 1995 was 1.2 kWh per kilogram of production (0.2 kWh electricity and 1 kWh other energy. Since 1995, the share of energy consumption in total production has decreased by more than 24%.
More details on total energy consumption according to Responsible Care data.

The majority of consumed electricity is bought from energy producers. In 2012, bought electricity accounted for around 87% of total electricity consumption, whereas around 18% of other forms of consumed energy were bought from energy producers. Some companies committed to the Responsible Care programme produce energy in their processes. In many cases this energy is sold to outside parties. In 2012, the amount of sold energy was 2.2 TWh (2.3 TWh in 2011).

In 2012, a total of 6.5% of consumed energy was produced by using renewable energy sources. 19% of consumed electricity and 4% of other energy was produced by using renewable energy sources. a total of 3.7% of the energy sold to outside parties was produced by using renewable energy sources.

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(Motiva Oy 2013)

There are about 410 member companies in Chemind. Over 90% of members fall into the SME category (less than 250 employees). For more detailed information, see table 1.

Table 1. Member companies of Chemical Industry Federation of Finland divided by company size.

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Please visit our Responsible Care website.

  • Contact point
  • Name
  • Sami Nikander
  • Organisation
  • KEMIANTEOLLISUUS
  • Position
  • Assistant Director
  • Phone
  • +358 9 1728 4258
  • E-mail
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Energy Efficiency Agreements

The Energy Efficiency Agreements are an important means of furthering energy efficiency in Finland. The agreement scheme plays a central role in the national Climate and Energy Strategy (2008), which is the response to the international obligations set for Finland in the effort to combat the climate change.

The agreements covering different sectors have also an important role in implementing the EU Energy Services Directive (Directive on the Promotion of End-use Efficiency and Energy Services, 2006/32/EC) concerning energy use outside the EU emissions trading scheme.

The voluntary Energy Efficiency Agreements covering the following sectors are in force until 2016 and continuation of the agreement is negotiated by the sectors and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy:

  • industries (industrial, energy and private service sectors);
  • municipal sector;
  • oil sector;
  • property sector;
  • transport (goods and public); and
  • farms.

 

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