The application phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge ended on 30 September. The competition inspired 252 teams from 35 countries from around the world to participate. The participating teams presented their proposals on how Helsinki can stop using coal for heat production as sustainably as possible by 2029 and speed up its journey to becoming carbon-neutral by 2035. Read more »
A professor of environmental and resource economics at the University of Helsinki, Markku Ollikainen, has chaired the Finnish Climate Change Panel since 2014. Over the years, the panel has produced several reports and analyses on climate change mitigation and climate adaptation, with the objective of planning and building a sustainable future. Read more »
The next Helsinki Energy Challenge webinar will be organised on 20 August. The webinar will support willing participants to the Helsinki Energy Challenge to team up and to create high-impact, winning proposals. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to give a three-minute pitch about their idea or solution, as well as find partners with whom they can finalize their competition... Read more »
The Mayor of Helsinki, Jan Vapaavuori, writes in World Economic Forum’s blog about the importance of solving the heating challenge in cities to fight global warming.
A team of Aalto University students has won accolades from their instructors for their idea to decarbonise Helsinki’s heating supply. They did so as part of a Thermal Energy Storage course this spring that asked its participants to come up with a solution for the Helsinki Energy Challenge.
Join our live Helsinki Energy Challenge broadcast on 16 June at 18:00 EEST/ 17:00 CEST (UCT +3) to learn more about this exciting opportunity.
You will hear what the competition is all about, an outline of the key competition phases, and instructions for how to submit an entry. Key information on the current heating system in Helsinki will also be shared. Mayor of Helsinki Jan Vapaavuori will open the broadcast. Other speakers: Laura Uuttu-Deschryvere, Project Director of Helsinki Energy Challenge and Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen... Read more »
The City of Helsinki will hold two live broadcasts in the coming months to answer the questions about the challenge, for example: Why is the competition being organised? What do I need to do to participate? and What are the different steps of the competition process? Energy experts will also provide key facts about Helsinki’s current heating system. In fact, you will learn everything ... Read more »
The coronavirus does not stop Helsinki's climate work. The schedule for the international Helsinki Energy Challenge has been altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the competition process remains intact despite the changes in the schedule.
Helsinki wants to offer a platform for new, sustainable and innovative solutions, and, on 27 February, the City opened the international Helsinki Energy Challenge. The competition seeks to find solutions, by means of which the city can be heated in a sustainable way without coal and with as little biomass as possible during the upcoming decades. The grand prize of the competition is o... Read more »
The first clarifying questions to the organizer, sent before 20 March 2020, have now been answered.