Finland pledged to eliminate its reliance on coal by 2030, but now the Nordic country has changed its mind. Instead, the Finnish government has pushed through a motion to complete the coal ban a year earlier. Now we know what you’re thinking: just one year? What’s the big deal? While it may not seem like much, the move means the country will be completely coal-free within the next decade and will have to increase its phasing out program by around 10 percent to meet the goal. If Finland needs some inspiration to reach its ambitious targets even quicker, all they have to do is look towards their neighbors. Denmark’s LEGO reached its goal of 100 percent renewable energy three years before its deadline, and Norway reduced its carbon dioxide emissions three years ahead of schedule. Sweden on the other hand also switched to renewables about 12 years before its original goal.

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