Finland has an ambitious target to become carbon neutral by 2035. However, due to the cold climate in Finland, residential heating consumes a relatively high amount of energy. Oil is still commonly used for central heating in single-family homes, and these upwards of 130,000 homes homes represent a significant CO2 emission reduction potential. Moving away from residential oil-heating is much more than a technical question of energy systems and substitutes. The Ministry of the Environment is assessing measures to ensure a fair and just transition in the matter. This requires knowledge and understanding of the citizens living in the oil-heated housing: what hinders the transition, what are the effective means and measures and how the state can most effectively support the transition? This project looks at the role of single-family homes in Finland, including regulation of their lifespans and residential lifestyles.
Read more about the process in the blogs!
- Justice within the ‘just transition to post-oil heating’
- Information is crucial in a transition away from oil heating
- Pinpointing the variables in transition to ‘post-oil heating in homes’
- Leveraging community capabilities in energy transition
- Informing transitions in energy behavior
- Become a transition hero
This project was showcased during the 2020 Final Show.
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