The use of coal in Finnish heat and electricity production increased by over 30 per cent from the previous year to a total of 4.5 million tonnes last year, reports Statistics Finland. The majority of the coal, over three million tonnes, was used in multi-purpose facilities producing both heat and electricity. The greatest increase, in turn, was recorded in facilities providing electricity, which tripled their coal use in 2013 to 1.3 million tonnes.
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Use of coal in Finnish energy production jumps
As a result, the country's stocks of coal diminished by 18 per cent year-on-year to approximately 3.3 million tonnes.