1. What do you understand by the term ‘clean energy’?
What about the terms ‘alternative energy’ and ‘renewable sources of energy’?
How important do you think it is for countries to produce and use clean energy?
What are the alternatives to clean energy?
What are the results of using these unclean sources of energy?
What sources of energy have the most harmful impact on the environment?
2. Does the Finnish government have a clean energy policy?
What forms of clean energy are available in Finland?
What percentage of Finnish energy comes from clean and renewable sources?
What does the Finnish government do to encourage the production of clean energy?
What more could it do?
Are there any aspects of Finnish policy that might discourage the production of clean energy?
Is there any connection between energy policy and employment policy regarding this issue?
Can clean energy create jobs in Finland?
Are you in favour of increasing wind energy, or opposed to it?
What about wave energy?
Is solar energy a realistic energy source in Finland?
Do you use any of these energy sources?
3. What is the source of the electricity and heating energy in your home?
What is the cheapest form of energy for family homes?
Are renewable energies cheaper or more expensive to produce than energy produced from fossil fuels?
Does the Finnish tax structure have any impact on your electricity or heating bills?
Would it be possible for you to convert to a clean source of energy?
Or have you already done so?
What factors would influence you for or against converting to thermal energy?
Would conversion be a net cost or a net saving for you?
Do you think the Finnish government should actively try to influence consumers’ energy use through government policy?
Should taxation be used to encourage the use of clean energy and discourage the use of fossil fuels?
4. What is the situation in other countries?
Does the EU have an energy policy?
Are EU countries committed to the growth of clean energy?
If so, how do they hope to achieve it?
What is the situation in Britain?
Is the UK government encouraging the use of clean energy?
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