Heating Energy Association (LEY)

Heating Energy Association (LEY) is an interest promotion and cooperation organization for its members, representing the industry in matters related to heating energy, boiler and burner manufactures and importers, heating oil wholesale companies and installation companies.

The goal of the Association is to promote the responsible use of liquid fuels, to participate in the development of sustainable energy future and to build a framework for the profitable activity of the sector. Many of the Association’s member companies have long been important producers and distributors of sustainably produced biofuels.

Promoting the industry's views and interests in matters associated with the new legislation affecting the industry is a central part of this role. The Association takes an active part in legislative work in areas related to the industry by making initiatives, giving presentations and statements, and by representing the industry on committees and working groups appointed by the government.

Association works together with Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) and arranges the accreditation exams for the oil and gas heating installations and awards the qualifications to the installation companies on behalf of TUKES.

Energy Efficiency Agreement

In Finland, Energy Efficiency Agreements have, all in all, accomplished good results, allowing the national and EU-level energy efficiency goals to be addressed through voluntary means.

The agreement activities in the oil sector for the promotion of energy efficiency and energy savings started in 1997. Over the following two decades, significant energy savings have been achieved as oil heating systems have been updated and required maintenance work has been carried out in time. The improved energy efficiency, attributable to the agreements, has considerably reduced the consumption of heating oil.

The current Energy Efficiency Agreement ”Höylä IV” for the oil sector covers years 2017–2025. The agreement sets goals for the economical use of renewable energy with regard to the environmental impact in oil-heated buildings.

The parties to the agreement are the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, the Ministry of the Environment and the Heating Energy Association with all heating oil wholesale companies. The Heating Energy Association also publishes the magazine “Lämmöllä”, a journal which is delivered to households using oil heating. It also publishes guides and takes part in trade fairs and supplies consumers with advice and information..

International activities

The Association is a full member of the European Heating Oil Association EUROFUEL from the beginning of the year 2019.

 

Finland

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Arto Hannula
Executive Director

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T +358 10 617 7410

www.ley.fi