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Title: Postponed Leap in Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The Impact of Energy Efficiency, Fuel Choices and Industrial Structure on the Finnish Energy Economy, 1800-2005
Authors: Kunnas, Jan
Myllyntaus, Timo
Contact Email: j.g.kunnas@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: XL Edizioni
Citation: Kunnas J & Myllyntaus T (2009) Postponed Leap in Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The Impact of Energy Efficiency, Fuel Choices and Industrial Structure on the Finnish Energy Economy, 1800-2005, Global Environment: Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences (3), pp. 154-189.
Abstract: The article examines the growth and composition of energy consumption in Finland in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. It is based on the results of a research project that estimated the energy production and consumption of Finland since 1800 and calculated the country's energy balance, including both commercial and non-commercial energy sources. The article argues that, among European countries, Finland was "odd-man out" because it industrialized by means of renewable, indigenous energy sources. Only in the 1960s, in its mature phase of industrialization, did the country switch from indigenous energy sources -- fuel wood, wood refuse and hydropower -- to imported fossil fuels. The article analyses why Finland differed from the general model for such a long time and why it joined the ranks of other countries in a fairly short period.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11767
URL: http://www.globalenvironment.it/abstract_Kunnas_Myllyntaus.html
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Affiliation: Economics
University of Turku

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