Factsheet: Small diameter trees energy subsidy

Small diameter trees energy subsidy

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on Energy Subsidies for Small Diameter Trees
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Pienpuun energiatuki
Description: 
Subsidy for harvesting small diameter trees for energy use from sanitary cutting and thinning. Subsidy will pe paid from national sources until the end of 2014. The EU has not passed the law and final decision on its continuation so it is currently unclear. The aid is paid for energy wood, which is obtained in connection with forest management from young stand tendering and first thinning sites. The aid system is based on the Act on aid for forest chips from small diameter wood from young stands (101/2011), but the aid level and further details will be determined Government Degree.
Goal/Aim: 
Support harvesting small diameter trees for energy use from sanitary cutting and thinning.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2011
Year Instrument & Measure Ended: 
2016