In a move to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Finland on Thursday announced plans to phase out coal within 14 years, cut oil imports by half and substantially increase the number of electric cars on the roads—partly to meet targets set by the European Union.
The government unveiled the plans in its “Energy and Climate Strategy for 2030 and Beyond,” that aims to make the Nordic country’s energy production carbon-neutral by 2050 and replace traditional power sources with biofuels and renewable energy.
“Utilizing the potential of Finnish renewable energy to produce electricity at an industrial level is one of the central questions in achieving long-term energy and climate goals,” Economic Affairs Minister Oli Rehn said. “The national climate and energy …