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Top Finnish Plants Ranked by Emissions, but Progress Towards Carbon-Free Production Slows Down

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
The Raahen plant of SSAB ranks as the top emitter in Finland once more

In 2023, SSAB’s Raahen steel plant ranked as the largest producer of emissions among all Finnish plants participating in the EU emissions trading system. However, as a whole, the emissions of facilities included in the emissions trading system decreased. According to the Energy Agency, emissions from Finnish facilities in the EU emissions trading system reduced by 19.2 percent last year compared to 2023.

SSAB aims to transition their steel production in Raahe and LuleƄ, Sweden, to be largely fossil-free by 2040. The investment in Lulea is expected to be around 4.5 million euros and will significantly reduce emissions in Sweden. However, this decision has been a disappointment for Finland economically, as it may mean that emissions from the Raahen factory will not decrease significantly in the near future.

In contrast to SSAB’s increase in emissions at their Raahen factory, Neste’s Porvoon oil refinery saw a stable emission level of 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide last year. Helen’s Salmisaaren coal-fired power plant saw a decrease in emission levels from 0.9 to 0.7 million tons of carbon dioxide last year due to supply concerns caused by an energy crisis.

Neste plans to stop oil refining at the Porvoon refinery by the mid-2030s and focus on producing low-carbon fuels and circular economy products instead. This shift marks a significant move towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices in energy production and consumption.

The Energy Agency reported that natural gas consumption increased while peat and coal consumption decreased last year due to concerns over climate change and environmental sustainability efforts worldwide. Renewable fuel consumption remained stable from the previous year as countries continue to invest heavily in renewable energy sources like wind turbines and solar panels for sustainable power generation methods.

Weather-related fluctuations in energy demand and production influence emission trends, but total energy consumption remained constant with increased nuclear power production and decreased net electricity imports.

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Overall, these developments highlight both progress being made towards reducing carbon footprints through sustainable practices as well as challenges that remain before we can achieve our goal of limiting global warming caused by greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

By Samantha Nguyen

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