Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 225
Comparison of Wood Based Energy Related Policies in Russia and Finland: Case Study of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia
The present analysis reports on key policy documents regarding wood based energy in Russia and Fin- land and their development in regional plans. A comparison of key policy and legislative documents regarding wood based energy is developed. Furthermore, the study highlights the impact of climate and energy policies developed at international and community level on the selected countries’ performances.
The results suggest that international and community treaties have had a positive effect on wood based energy policies in both countries. However, the measures adopted at national level are developing at a different pace. While Finland has a wide variety of policy documents promoting wood based energy, more specific policies and measures are needed on the Russian side.
Regarding regional policies’ performance, wood based energy is gaining importance. The development of renewable energy from wood is seen as positive in both the Republic of Karelia (Russia) and the province of North Karelia (Finland). Nevertheless, in Russia, more supportive measures from the State and attracting investors are crucial to strengthen the wood based energy sector within the Republic of Karelia.
Wood based energy, policies, Russia, Finland, climate change
Comparison of Wood Based Energy Related Policies in Russia and Finland: Case Study of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia (pdf, size 1461 kb)
Muñoz, Isabel & Goltsev, Vadim. 2012. Comparison of Wood Based Energy Related Policies in Russia and Finland: Case Study of the Republic of Karelia and North Karelia. Metlan työraportteja / Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 225. 40 p. ISBN 978-951-40-2355-2 (PDF). Available at: http://www.metla.fi/julkaisut/workingpapers/2012/mwp225.htm.
Finnish Forest Research Institute, Eastern Unit,
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