TITLE

Finnish Govt under fire

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
European Power News;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
SMA, Finland's State Audit Bureau, has criticised government support for renewable energy sources as "short-sighted and wasteful," concluding that state subsidies to the wind and solar power production industries have had "little impact" in reducing national carbon dioxide emission levels. The report, currently being studied by the parliamentary committee on economic and energy policy, wants all future state subsidies allocated to renewable energy projects to be performance related. Furthermore, the report advocates that state funds should be redirected to biofuel-fired combined heat and power projects.
ACCESSION #
12662830

 

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