Gas market thinks Hanschmidt plans are overheated
Gas market players do not not view natural gas too competitive with renewable energy thus casting doubt on plans by Infortar, seeking full ownership in Eesti Gaas, to shift Estonian gas market into growth gear.
26.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Big burning of wood to birth brief forestry boom
Governmental decision to allow massive burning of wood in oil shale power stations of Eesti Energia will boost the forestry business bu half while raising timber price may spell heftier heat bills.
21.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Jan Palmér: Estonian Air restructuring programme was excellent
Estonian Air's CEO Jan Palmér with aviation background in Sweden and Denmark is convinced the restructuring plan prepared for the airline three years ago was very good.
09.11.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Fixed rate electricity tariffs would power monopoly
While supposedly favorable for consumers and network operators, in current situation flat rate electricity tariffs would only boost the monopoly of Elektrilevi on the market.
19.10.2015, Siiri LiivaPM
Wanted: cool name for Estonian Air
Estonian Air will be binned as trademark even if company gets green light by European competition authority to continue being pardoned the massive state aid as national airline.
09.10.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Electricity elusive for small town firms
It’s a vicious circle for lots of Estonia’s rural areas: desiring to develop local business, they cannot afford to build the power networks with voltage needed.
09.06.2015, Anette ParkseppPM
Liviko and shops judged guilty in vodka price fixing
Yesterday at Harju County Court, first chapter was closed in vodka cartel saga featuring Liviko and all major retail chains in Estonia – the factory as instigator, the sellers as accomplices agreeing with the deal.
30.04.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Estonian utility breaking Gazprom backbone
In four short years heating monopoly Utilitas will forgo Russian gas switching to Estonian wood, heating bill in Tallinn thereby cut by a fifth.
26.01.2015, Andres ReimerPM
Political decision costs Estonian Post €3m a year
The law says Estonia must have a post office in each commune, no matter the size. In the countryside, the distance between letterboxes may not exceed two kilometres (1.2 miles).
06.08.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Gas projects stuck in mire of differing interests
Russia’s attack against Ukraine made EU more generous regarding financing energy projects linked to the Baltic Sea, but special interests of Finnish energy company Gasum – with Gazprom as major shareholder – block the way forward.
24.04.2014, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: on effectiveness of state dissatisfaction
The market heavyweight Eesti Energia has been scolded by Competition Authority: at the agency’s preliminary assessment, the energy giant’s general services margin is overly high. General services mean sales of electricity to those who have not entered into purchasing contracts. Compared with exchange package mark-up, the general services’ sum is three times worse – for the consumer.
Agency takes toothless decision
Estonian Competition Authority wants to force Eesti Energia into selling cheaper electricity.
17.07.2013, Andrus Karnau