Canadian company threatens to take legal action against Campaigners Reaction on letter to Trudeau and other politicians on LNG subsidies Energy utilities Fortum and Uniper involved in Pieridae‘s LNG business Lue lisää “Joint Press Release: Fortum/Uniper’s partner Pieridae attempts to silence activists”
Finnish majority state-owned energy company Fortum/Uniper has confirmed in its new strategy released today that it does not intend to align its business with the goals of the UN Paris climate agreement, opting instead to track inadequate national government coal phase-out plans, in defiance of the requirements of its majority shareholder.
Fortum failed yet again to address the concerns of civil society and environmental organisations in this year’s AGM. The Finnish state-owned company did not properly comment on its subsidiary Uniper’s new coal plant, its emissions in Russia or other fossil fuel investments, which will lock Fortum and Uniper into polluting energy production for a decades.
While Finland is gearing up to the national elections (taking place 14.4.) that are finally dominated by climate change, it is important to ensure we do not ignore the developments in the Finnish corporate world right under our noses. The slowly unveiling corporate takeover on Uniper by the Finnish majority state-owned company Fortum is important to follow vigilantly. And, in particular, how Fortum intends to tackle the elephant in the room: Uniper’s enormous emissions. Lue lisää “Fortum’s Annual General Meeting did not signal willingness to close Uniper’s coal plants”