Electricity production from renewable sources increasing in Estonia

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6/3/2015 4:57 PM
Category: Economy

While the electricity production fell by over 6 percent last year, production from renewable sources increased nearly 13 percent compared to 2013.

According to Statistics Estonia, the production decreased due to cheaper electricity import from the Nordic countries. Import from Finland grew 1.5 times in 2014 compared to the year before and represented more than 97 percent of total energy imports.

The electricity production from oil shale has declined, while the development of new wind farms has increased the production of wind energy. Last year, it showed a 14 percent rise. In last five years, the share of electricity generated from renewable sources in total electricity consumption has increased more than twice, from 6.2 percent in 2009 to 15.3 percent in 2014.

S. Tambur

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