The primary objective of increasing energy efficiency is the cost-effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to mitigating climate change, saving energy is also vital for other reasons, such as securing energy supply, reducing the need for imported energy, reducing energy costs, ensuring resource efficiency, and promoting other environmental aspects like environmental protection and air pollution control. Saving energy also contributes to increasing the share of renewable energy.
Cogeneration of heat and electricity, voluntary energy efficiency agreements and systematic energy audits are good examples of successful energy saving measures implemented in Finland.
In international comparison, Finland ranks among the top with respect to energy saving and energy efficiency. Cost-effective solutions and voluntary energy efficiency agreement scheme have helped us to achieve a leading position.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEAE) represents Finland in the field of energy efficiency in the EU-level and in international cooperation.
The MEAE coordinates national energy efficiency policy, actively monitoring the present state and development in the field.
The Energy Authority of Finland is responsible for the practical implementation of certain measures of promoting energy efficiency. Its tasks concern energy efficiency agreements, energy audits, energy advice for consumers, regional energy councelling and communication on energy-related matters, and the ecodesign requirements and energy labelling of products.
Motiva Ltd is a government-owned company that carries out practical work to promote energy efficiency, energy saving and the use of renewable energy sources.
Further information: pia.kotro(at)gov.fi and juhani.tirkkonen(at)gov.fi