2014

17.12.2014
Industrial Park in Rauma the first in Finland to offer its companies an environmental permit (in Finnish)

Rauman Meriteollisuuskiinteistöt Oy:n hallinnoima Seaside Industry Park -teollisuuspuisto on saanut ensimmäisenä teollisuuspuistona Suomessa koko kiinteistön yhteisen ympäristöluvan, joka kattaa alueella toimivien yritysten prosessit. Gaia toimi lupaprosessin asiantuntijana.

28.11.2014
Finland aims at deploying biofuels in aviation

Finland is well-positioned to put renewable aviation fuels to extensive and continuous use. The biggest challenge is profitability, as biofuel is currently significantly more expensive than fossil aviation fuel.

27.11.2014
City of Jyväskylä promotes resource efficiency, Gaia evaluates impact on regional economy (in Finnish)

Jyväskylän kaupunki pyrkii edistämään resurssien viisasta käyttöä ja vähentämään ympäristöhaittoja. Gaia on valittu arvioimaan työn aluetaloudellisia vaikutuksia.

26.11.2014
Gaia signs Society’s Commitment to Sustainability (in Finnish)

Gaia osallistuu ympäristöministeriön kestävän kehityksen yhteiskuntasitoumukseen tavoitteinaan hiilineutraali yhteiskunta, resurssiviisas talous sekä yhdenvertaiset mahdollisuudet hyvinvointiin.

18.11.2014
Microfinance brings clean energy and development to Ethiopia

Gaia is cooperating with MicroEnergy International, Swan Management and three Ethiopian microfinance institutions to initiate an innovative and replicable microcredit mechanism to finance clean energy technologies for households and small and medium size enterprises in Ethiopia.

11.11.2014
More heat pumps – lower energy consumption, more jobs, better trade balance

The environment, the economy and the consumer’s wallet will benefit, if heat pumps become more common in Finland. It will lower our energy consumption, create consumer savings, increase employment and improve Finland’s trade balance, says a report commissioned by The Finnish Heat Pump Association (SULPU) from Gaia.

07.11.2014
Team Arctic exports Finnish Arctic know-how

Team Arctic Finland has packaged the Finnish Arctic know-how into five concepts that have already opened doors to international corporations. These concepts provide a practical way to export Arctic know-how and have already led to international business negotiations. Team Arctic was launched and is coordinated by Gaia and The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.

23.10.2014
Gaia and renewable energy featured in Tampere Energy Fair – have a look at our presentations (in Finnish)

Tule tutustumaan Gaian työhön ja uusiutuvien energiaratkaisujen mahdollisuuksiin Energia 2014 -messuilla Tampereella.

14.10.2014
Biorefineries offer great opportunities – Gaia conducted a feasibility study for a planned biorefinery in Finland (in Finnish)

Biojalostamohankkeita ja niiden tarjoamia mahdollisuuksia tutkaillaan nyt aktiivisesti. Gaia selvitti Forssan seudulle suunniteltavan biojalostamon vaikutuksia. Jalostamot voivat selvityksen mukaan tarjota paljon liiketoimintamahdollisuuksia ja uusia työpaikkoja.

09.09.2014
Gaia Biorefiner showcased in the Bio-based Global Summit in Brussels

Gaia will showcase its sustainability benchmarking tool Gaia Biorefiner in the Bio-based Global Summit, organised in Brussels on September 9–10. The Summit looks at the current situation of biobased materials and aims to make decision-makers understand the potential of bioeconomy.

01.09.2014
Gaia strengthens its expertise on sustainable energy

Gaia has strengthened its energy team by hiring a new expert on sustainable energy. As the risks on the global energy market are growing and the market is getting more complex, Gaia will continue to offer clients profound understanding on energy issues.

29.08.2014
Switzerland pioneers in assessing the effectiveness of climate action in development cooperation

Gaia, together with Zoï Environment Network and Creatura Ltd., has put together a pioneering evaluation of the effects of climate change mitigation and adaptation in Swiss development cooperation projects. The results are relevant to other countries as well.

22.08.2014
Gaia chosen to develop the quality regulation of the Finnish power grid (in Finnish)

Energiavirasto on valinnut Gaian kehittämään Suomen sähköverkon ja maakaasun siirtoverkon laaturegulaatiota. Työn tavoitteena on parantaa sähkön toimitusvarmuutta. Gaia toteuttaa projektin yhteistyössä Netstra Oy:n ja Kuluttajatutkimuskeskuksen kanssa.

21.08.2014
Sustainable energy has a strong foothold in a competition for best energy initiatives (in Finnish)

Tekniikka&Talous-lehden Vuoden energiateko -kilpailun finaalissa on mukana runsaasti kestäviä energiaratkaisuja, muun muassa aurinkoenergiaa, bioenergiaa, energiatehokkuusratkaisuja sekä energianeuvontaa. Gaia on mukana kilpailun raadissa.

27.06.2014
Finland is exploring the possibilities of biofuels in aviation

Gaia, Neste Oil, Finnair, Finavia, the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, and Service Design Agency Diagonal are exploring the possibilities of using biofuel in aviation at Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

12.06.2014
Särkänniemi amusement park has solar potential

Särkänniemi amusement park, located in Tampere Finland, could produce 600 MWh of solar electricity per year; the same amount that is consumed annually by 30 electrically heated single-family houses. The park could also produce solar heat that could be used to heat the pool in the Dolphinarium.

09.06.2014
The town of Siuntio aims towards renewable energy (in Finnish)

Siuntion kunta valmistelee ilmasto-ohjelmaa, jolla tavoitellaan 80 prosentin päästövähennyksiä vuoteen 2030 mennessä. Gaia selvitti, kuinka Siuntio voi lisätä uusiutuvan energian käyttöä.

23.05.2014
Sustainable Finland 2014: Sustainable business in Finland is a recipe for success

Corporate Responsibility Network FIBS has launched its Sustainable Finland 2014 yearbook. The book showcases sustainable products, processes and business innovations by Finnish organisations. Gaia is one of the organisations featured in Sustainable Finland 2014.

20.05.2014
New website helps with solar power production (in Finnish)

Motivan verkkosivuilla on julkaistu uusi osio aurinkosähköstä. Sivusto tarjoaa aurinkosähköjärjestelmää harkitseville perustietoa hankinnasta, asennuksesta, määräyksistä, lainsäädännöstä ja myymisestä. Verkkosivujen aineiston on koonnut Gaia.

15.05.2014
Team Arctic creates Arctic business opportunities for Finnish companies

To succeed in Arctic business, Finnish companies need cooperation and visible international marketing of their Arctic expertise and sustainable products and services.

08.05.2014
Gaia participated in forming the Finnish bioeconomy strategy (in Finnish)

Hallitus julkaisi 8.5.2014 Suomen biotalousstrategian. Sen tavoitteena on kasvattaa biotaloutta ja luoda Suomeen 100 000 uutta työpaikkaa vuoteen 2025 mennessä. Gaia osallistui biotalousstrategian valmisteluun.

07.05.2014
Climate positive Gaia offsets carbon footprint by 200 %

Gaia continues to offset its greenhouse gas emissions by 200 %. Instead of just compensating for its negative climate impacts, it actually creates positive impacts by investing in projects that mitigate and help in adapting to climate change.

17.04.2014
Bioeconomy means new business for the Nordics

The Nordic countries can create new jobs, reduce waste and combat climate change by tapping into the potential of bioeconomy. The most fertile ground for innovations and growth lies where companies, industries, science and resource flows interact and open new possibilities.

01.04.2014
The green bond market is blooming

SEB, one of the top Nordic corporate banks, forecasts that green bonds will account for 10–15 percent of the corporate bond markets by 2020. “Raising money earmarked for green business development can be a significant step on the way to a new, more sustainable way of thinking and doing business,” says Pasi Rinne, Chairman of the Board at Gaia.

19.03.2014
Energy efficiency gives small and medium sized companies a competitive edge

With the right support measures, small and medium sized companies can reduce their environmental impact and boost their bottom line with improved energy efficiency.

27.02.2014
Students to evaluate environmental projects (In Finnish)

Gaia ja Nuorten akatemia uudistavat ympäristöhankkeiden arviointimenetelmiä. Gaia vastaa ympäristöministeriön vihreän talouden kokeiluhankkeiden arvioinnista vuonna 2014, ja Nuorten Akatemia on rekrytoinut arvioinnin havainnoijiksi 18 nuorta opiskelijaa eri puolilta Suomea.

27.01.2014
Recycling waste provides a financially competitive solution to incineration

Recycling-based waste disposal systems can be a financially competitive solution to waste incineration: they can create more tax income, jobs and trade surplus.

15.01.2014
Heat pumps could bring 3 billion euro benefits to Finnish households and state

– Switching to ground source heat pumps would improve Finland’s trade balance by 260 million euros