Last year households in Finland paid some 4 percent more for power than in 2018.
Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Households pay more for electricity in 2019
Households pay more for electricity in 2019
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In 2019, Finnish households' electricity bills rose by 33 euros. However Finland’s Energy Authority said that on a European scale, power is still relatively affordable in the country.

The authority also pointed out that electricity prices rose more in 2018 than they did in 2019. Every year, around ten percent of households looking for a better deal switch electricity providers.

Finland’s energy production levels have remained steady for the past two years. Electricity imports from Sweden have meanwhile grown in pace with exports to Estonia.

In 2019, 23 out of 77 electricity network companies raised their prices, with hikes ranging from 3-15 percent. The Energy Authority said price increases mainly hit consumers in eastern parts of the country and in southern Finland beyond the Uusimaa region.

Electricity network companies said they're using 9.7 billion euros between 2014 and 2036 to repair and maintain their networks.

The ongoing mild and relatively snowless winter in southern Finland has meant Finland should have enough energy reserves to make it through the cold season.

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Households pay more for electricity in 2019

Teacher at Police University College on trial for sexual abuse in Tampere

Teacher at Police University College on trial for sexual abuse in Tampere

A TEACHER at the Police University College in Tampere has been charged with sexual abuse, sexual harassment and violation of official duty, report YLE and Helsingin Sanomat.

The middle-aged senior sergeant is accused of groping a fellow staff member and several police officers in training and, overall, conducting himself inappropriately both in his free time and teaching settings.

The defendant denied the charges in the opening hearing of the case at the District Court of Pirkanmaa on Tuesday, 14 January. His defence argued that physical contact is an inevitable part of training police officers to, for example, conduct body searches and respond to various physical threats.

Kimmo Himberg, the rector of the Police University College, stated to YLE in November that the statute of limitations has run out on some of the suspected offences.

The teacher has been suspended from his duties following the filing of a criminal complaint in February 2019.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

2019 was 1°C warmer than usual

2019 was 1°C warmer than usual

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The year 2019 was warmer than usual in nearly the whole country, and only in Lapland the average temperature was close to long-term averages, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI).

The average temperature in the whole country was approximately 0.9 degrees Celsius above the 1981-2010 average, said an FMI press release on Monday.

Of the months in 2019, April was exceptionally warm at several stations, and several new record temperatures were registered at different stations.

In December, the average temperature was 3-6 degrees Celsius higher than average, which usually happens every 10 to 30 years.

However, the previous warmer-than-average December was in 2017 in the south, and in 2011 in Lapland. The lowest temperature in December was minus 35.4°C recorded in Kevojärvi, Utsjoki on December 9. The highest temperature was 8.4°C recorded on 4 December in Pargas.

The lowest temperature of the year, minus 39.1 degrees Celsius, was recorded at Kevojärvi in Utsjoki on February 5, and the highest temperature of the year, 33.7 degrees Celsius, was recorded at Emäsalo in Porvoo on July 28.