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The town rethinking the future of energy

Energy companies have come together in Finland to tackle climate change

The city of Vaasa in western Finland has built a reputation as a centre of innovation, where energy companies are working together to try to find solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Here, there’s a quiet conviction that climate change can be stopped and a belief that technology emerging from this area will help us make the shift to renewable forms of energy.

We meet the people behind a giant engine that can run on a variety of non-fossil fuels, hear about a portable plant that turns waste into energy and speak to scientists developing man-made fuels to replace oil and gas.

We also check out a company creating a new type of battery which it hopes will one day be able to store enough power to meet the needs of a whole city.

Reporter and producer: Erika Benke

(Photo credit: BBC)

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