Finland's delays put wind development at risk

The Finnish parliament's commerce committee has postponed the processing of a renewable energy package until next year. The country's wind lobby calls this a "disastrous blow" and fears a gap of several years in the market.

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Finland has postponed talks concerning the country's renewable energy package – talks which were supposed to be concluded before the turn of the year. Finnish news agency STT cites the Finnish parliament's commerce committee's chairman, Kaj Turunun, who says that the schedule is far too busy and a decision is not expected until February.

This postponement could have a detrimental impact on the country's wind industry, which is already facing headwinds.

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