The Raahen plant of SSAB ranks as the top emitter in Finland once more

In 2023, Finnish facilities included in the EU emissions trading system generated a total of 15.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, a decrease from the previous year’s 19.0 million tons. Despite this overall reduction, SSAB’s Raahen steel plant remained the largest emitter among participating plants, with an increase in emissions to 3.7 million tons last year.

SSAB aims to transition its steel production in Raahe and Luleå, Sweden, to be largely fossil-free by 2040. The investment in Lulea is expected to be around 4.5 million euros and will significantly reduce emissions in Sweden. However, this decision has been a disappointment for Finland economically, as it may mean that emissions from the Raahen factory will not decrease significantly in the near future.

Neste plans to stop oil refining at its Porvoon refinery by the mid-2030s and focus on producing low-carbon fuels and circular economy products. Helen’s Salmisaaren power plant had its coal phase-out schedule extended due to supply concerns caused by an energy crisis.

The Energy Agency reported that natural gas consumption increased while peat and coal consumption decreased last year. Renewable fuel consumption remained stable from the previous year. Weather-related fluctuations in energy demand and production influence emission trends. Total energy consumption remained constant, with increased nuclear power production and decreased net electricity imports.

Articles on healthy eating plans, hypnosis, mountain biking, and sleep improvement appear to be mixed with the emissions data and may have been inserted by mistake.

SSAB’s Raahen steel plant was ranked as the largest producer of emissions among all Finnish plants participating in the EU emissions trading system last year. However, as a whole, the emissions of facilities included in the emissions trading system decreased compared to 2022.

In 2023, a total of 15.4 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions were generated from plants included in the emissions trading system, a decrease from the previous year’s 19

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