Finland should develop energy self-sufficiency without nuclear power, says Professor of Global Politics Heikki Patomäki. He thinks that Finland should participate more eagerly in developing new innovations in energy production.
Patomäki gives two reasons for why Finland should aspire to rid itself of nuclear power: firstly it is not renewable energy, and secondly, storing radioactive nuclear waste poses a big problem. Instead of nuclear power, investments should be made in renewable energy, which could also become a profitable export contribution.
"Wind power, for example, is beneficial for both Finnish society and for future energy management. It is also a field where global markets will expand. Finland should invest in both developing technologies in the field, and entrepreneurship."
MTV 17 January. TIMO VÄKIMIES
LEHTIKUVA / Vesa Moilanen