Due to the current situation caused by coronavirus COVID-19, the application phase of Helsinki Energy Challenge has been extended until 30 September. This is because we want to give innovators around the world time to adapt to this new situation we are all in. We will also add webinars and other online events to the program. Updated information on the webinars and other online event... Read more »
In a drastic turn to eliminate coal as the main source of district heating, The City of Helsinki today kicks off the Helsinki Energy Challenge – a global one million euro competition to find the future of urban heating. With the aim to find a solution sustainable in the long term, ideas presented must not rely on fossil fuel or biomass fired heating.
With the aim of becoming carbon-neutral by 2035 and with coal banned from energy production in Finland from 2029, Helsinki is strongly dedicated to the decarbonisation of cities. Several cities already have ambitious plans to reduce carbon emissions. The City of Helsinki takes things one step further in declaring that it will not rely on biomass-fired heating, making the city’s energy... Read more »