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

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

8:30 Nuclear vs. coal phase-out in Germany
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?
Professor Brian Vad Mathiesen, Aalborg University

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

9:15-10:15 Panel discussion:
What can Finland learn from British, Danish and German coal phase-out policies?

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

Register to attend the event online here!


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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