Breakfast Seminar: Coal phase-out in Finland, UK, Denmark and Germany

Time: Tuesday 29 August 2017, 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Venue: Aalto University School of Business, Nokia Hall, Runeberginkatu 14-16, 00100 Helsinki, Finland


8:00 Breakfast Buffet opens

Seminar chair: Professor Eva Heiskanen, Helsinki University

8:15 Coal phase out in the UK (video)
Senior Research Fellow Paula Kivimaa, SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), University of Sussex

8:30 Coal and nuclear phase out in Germany (video)
Research Fellow Phil Johnstone, SPRU, University of Sussex

8:45 Denmark seeks to create green growth with the goal of 100 percent renewable energy use by 2050how to get rid of coal? (video)
Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University

9:00 Coal phase-out in Finland (video)
Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen

9:15-10:15 Panel discussion:
What can Finland learn from the British, Danish and German coal phase-out policies? (video 1) (video 2)

  • Director Jari Kostama, Finnish Energy (ET)
  • Senior Advisor Jaana Pelkonen, Helsinki Metropolitan Smart & Clean Foundation
  • Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen
  • Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University

Moderator: Director of Stakeholder Relations Karoliina Auvinen, Smart Energy Transition project / Aalto University

10:15 – 10:30 General discussion (video)

10:45 Possibility to continue discussion for lunch at Restaurant Metropol Hietaniemi, Hietaniemenkatu 14, a five minute walk from the Aalto School of Business Main Building (self-financed)


This event is organized by Smart Energy Transition project funded by The Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland.

More information: Allu Pyhälammi,, Aalto University

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