Forerunner in renewable and intelligent energy
Energy efficiency is taken into account in municipal decision making as Ii is part of Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities (HINKU) -project that brings residents, experts and companies together to create and carry out solutions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Significant renewable energy implications are being activated in the area producing new business opportunities and competence to entire Northern Finland.
The Nordic Council of Ministers has identified Ii as one of the best Bioeconomy cases in the Nordic Region.
Significant results in reducing CO2 emissions
HINKU is coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute. Since 2012, Municipality of Ii is committed to an 80 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the level of 2007 by 2020. This is more extensively and rapidly than EU targets would require.
Ii region produces hydro, geothermal and wind power as well as peat and wood based fuels. One of Finland’s largest and tallest windfarm is located near by the sea shores of Ii.
Municipality of Ii has invested close to 2 M euros in cleantech procurements in 2012-2016 and since 2012 over 12 M euros has been invested in new developments. Ii has managed to cut down oil consumption by 89% from 2010 level. Energy, heat and water consumption data are collected in real-time from all public buildings.
Ii is also part of Finnish Sustainable Communities (FISU), read more...
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