Share of Renewable Energy on the Rise
The share of renewable energy was 14.3 percent of the total energy consumption in Estonia in the third quarter of 2014, that is 3.1 percent more than the previous year.
The total renewable energy production in the third quarter was 288 gigawatt-hours, a third more than before.
Biomass, biogas and waste accounted for 60 percent of all renewable energy. Wind farms produced 38 percent.
Elering, the electricity grid operator, paid renewable energy support for 253 gigawatt-hours of electricity in the third quarter, amounting to 13.2 million euros. That is an 8 percent increase compared to the same period the year before.