Energy efficiency’s primary objective is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way. The common EU goal is a 20 per cent increase in energy efficiency by 2020. Besides being part of climate policy, saving energy also remains important for traditional reasons, including securing the energy supply, reducing energy costs and from other environmental viewpoints.
In many energy conservation measures and in terms of the efficiency of energy use, Finland is among the leading countries in the world. Co-generation of heat and electricity, broad coverage of energy efficiency agreements, and the systematic implementation of energy audits are good examples of successful energy conservation measures.
Motiva Oy is a government-owned company that
carries out practical work in promoting energy saving and the use of renewable
energy sources. Motiva gathers, processes and distributes
information, develops methods and accelerates the adoption of new technology in
co-operation with authorities, energy market players and other organisations.