Helsinki Energy Challenge is a global one-million-euro challenge competition to answer the question: How can we decarbonise the heating of Helsinki, using as little biomass as possible?
Cities such as Helsinki have a key role in driving the shift to a low-carbon economy. And it is not alone! The climate crisis is the most crucial challenge of our time. To fight climate change, sustainable heating solutions are needed in cities all over the world. Currently, more than half of Helsinki’s heat is produced with coal. In order to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2035, the city needs radically new solutions to meet heat demand. Heating not just beyond coal, but also beyond burning biomass.
A number of organisations and cities are supporting the Challenge: World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, C40 City Solutions Platform, City of Toronto, City of Amsterdam, City of Vancouver, City of Leeds, Solar Impulse Foundation, Clean Cluster, Nordic Solutions for C40, Aalto University and University of Helsinki.
More info: https://energychallenge.hel.fi/