Finland is heaviest coal consumer of all the Nordic countries, using it to produce 10% of its energy, and burned about 4.1 million tons of oil equivalent coal in 2016. However, its coal use has declined steadily since 2011, according to Statistics of Finland. It began investing heavily in renewable energy in 2012, leading to a near doubling of wind power capacity the following year.
New nuclear power capacities should be delivered by 2018 and 2024 and two new reactors should be put into operation as a replacement for coal-fired power plants. Existing nuclear power plants in Finland produce about 30% of electricity in the country and it is expected that this share should increase.