Finland’s Energy Transition: IEA’s Perspective on the 2023 Policy Review

Last May, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a review of Finland's current state of energy policies. Naturally, we at YES-Europe Finland were particularly interested in this and together we decided to condense the content of the report into a slightly smaller form, as well as highlight interesting observations and results from the IEA's review.

Innovative LREC models to generate biohydrogen as chief solution for Central Asia

A land trapped between two Grand Challenges? Central Asia is in a very unfortunate place with regards to climate change. On one hand, virtually all of the countries (except Tajikistan) are among the world’s most CO2-intensive countries, when CO2 per capita emissions are measured, meaning that they are considered the world’s biggest polluters. The fact

By |2023-02-16T08:13:58+01:00February 16th, 2023|Energy|

Energy Communities as a Booster for the Energy Transition: Expectations and Status Quo in Austria

Energy communities are highly topical. Hardly any energy conference comes without a dedicated session on them. There are growing initiatives, both driven by people and policy, supporting their widespread adoption. Some consider them as a game changer for mastering the energy transition, whereas critics see them as an alibi for good will of policy makers

By |2022-11-07T14:39:48+01:00November 7th, 2022|Energy|

Hydrogen economy in Finland: current situation

The hydrogen economy has attracted interest before, but previous booms have not been enough for a major hydrogen breakthrough. It would seem that now, if ever, is the time for hydrogen to find a permanent role in the changing energy sector. Finland aims to achieve its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2035 and, like other countries, to take advantage of the opportunities in the growing hydrogen industry.

By |2022-10-25T07:16:10+02:00October 22nd, 2022|Energy|

Pocket Fusion

Despite its promise of offering low-carbon energy at a stable generation rate, nuclear energy’s bad reputation precedes it in many countries. While overall public support in favor of using nuclear energy to combat climate change is high, more than a quarter of Europeans and Americans still opine against it. Despite the aftermath of disasters such as Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear power capacity is set to grow in the coming decades, especially in Asia.

By |2022-07-21T16:37:55+02:00July 21st, 2022|Energy|

Hydrogen Economy – The necessary shift to decentralize the Energy Economy

More and more often we hear about hydrogen strategies of individual countries. From various media, it is known that plants for hydrogen production are being planned and some have already been completed. Not only is the number of hydrogen projects increasing, but they are also becoming more concrete. Finally, recent events from around the world have led to a push for faster hydrogen establishment.

By , |2022-10-09T08:49:50+02:00May 12th, 2022|Energy|

Is nuclear energy unsafe? Recalibrating our perception of risk surrounding this crucial technology

As a result of several catastrophes surrounding nuclear power, public skepticism of nuclear energy has increased greatly and prompted some countries to take drastic action in reducing their dependency on nuclear power (BBC News 2011; Brunken and Mischinger et al. 2020). In light of this skepticism, as well as the fact that coal continues

By |2022-02-20T18:51:22+01:00February 8th, 2022|Energy|

Hungry for energy: Why a developing world needs nuclear to overcome the climate crisis

Humanity finds itself in a precarious situation in 2021. As the world population continues to grow past 7.5 billion and an ever-increasing number of people lift themselves out of poverty, the planet’s demand for energy shows little sign of slowing down. Greater energy consumption in isolation is not the problem; rising energy consumption has been

By |2022-02-02T16:38:17+01:00January 30th, 2022|Energy|

Waste to energy power plants to kill two birds with one stone

Energy demand is increasing, such as waste production: could we solve both problems with one unique solution? As the world population grows and living standards continue to rise, the consumption of goods and energy is increasing too, which has significant environmental consequences. The correlation between income and energy consumption remains very strong; additionally, higher consumption

By |2021-10-19T19:59:41+02:00October 19th, 2021|Energy|