A number of Finnish cities have begun studies to evaluate the feasibility of using small modular reactors (SMRs) instead of fossil fuels to provide district heating, according to Energy for Humanity. A recent study looked at completely decarbonising electricity, transport and heating in Helsinki through the use of small, advanced reactors. Most of the district heating in Finland is produced by burning coal, natural gas, wood fuels and peat, said the non-profit organisation, which is funded by philanthropic donations and advocates for climate action and energy access. It noted that while many Finnish cities have progressive climate policies and goals, they have struggled to decarbonise heating and liquid fuels.
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