Finland to phase out coal in 2030

The largest Nordic coal consumer plans to shelve the technology and increase the carbon tariff in upcoming legislative proposal. The replacement for coal will still be nuclear power despite challenges.

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Next year, Finland's government will put forth a legislative proposal to phase out the use of coal power and increase CO2 tariffs in the country, reports Reuters.

"This strategy has a goal of getting rid of coal as an energy source by 2030," says Riku Huttunen, director general in Finland's energy department, to Reuters.

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