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Finland uses more wood-based fuels than oil!

This Finnish press release by Statistics Finland shows that for the first time Finland has used more wood-based fuels as an energy source than it has used oil (in 2012). In addition, 32% of total energy consumption is from renewables. The use of fossil fuels declined by 8% and although the import of electricity grew by 8% the import of electricity from Russia declined by 59% from 2011. The share of imported electricity in total energy consumption is slightly more than 20%. Finally, nuclear energy accounts for 33% of total energy consumption, although the production shrunk by a percent from 2011.