Hiiumaa to host Estonia's most powerful solar plant
Work is set to begin on the biggest solar power plant in Estonia in the town of Kärdla – the power output of the new plant is five times that of existing, 200-kilowatt solar plants.
03.02.2017, Helen MihelsonPM
Tootsi wind farm to become Estonian Air vol. 2
The government's decision to hand the Tootsi wind farm over to national energy company Eesti Energia has resulted in an appeal to the European Commission by a number of wind energy companies that demand the decision to be overturned.
18.01.2017, Siiri LiivaPM
Nord Stream 2 – super profit, security threat, or both?
The Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline planned in Baltic Sea to take natural gas from Vyborg, Russia to Greifswald, Germany and be completed by end of 2019 promises all to reap billions of euros of profit. That is the mantra repeated by people working for the project when one says he doubts profitability of the mega project. That despite the conditions where natural gas price is down more than by half during these past two years.
12.05.2016, Joosep VärkPM
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
Editorial: trees to power no bad idea
It makes sense to create options for burning wood in Eesti Energia power stations as helping achieve long-term renewable energy aims, maintain Estonia's energy security, create new jobs in forestry, increase exports etc.
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
Africa en example for energy independence to Estonia
Thanks to technology revolution, the Estonian eager for innovation will within years break free from energy taxes imposed by the state, and of the major producers pampered with subsidies, predicts World Energy Council's European region head Einari Kisel.
11.01.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Estonia's input into global climate: adieu, oil shale energy
This past Saturday, 195 nations agreed about a historic accord to halt global warming. Though the result should be seen as late as at change of century, for Estonia the painful decisions are not far in coming.
15.12.2015, Oliver KundPM
Electric power industry pivotally impacted by solution from Estonia
Sympower, a company of young UK-educated men has created a solution offering up to third in savings for electricity sellers and consumers while helping balance out entire electricity system thus boosting use of solar and wind energy.
28.09.2015, Aivar PauPM
Helga Kalm: in the end, it was a close win for Abdul Turay
In the end, it was a close win for Abdul Turay, finds Helga Kalm, today's online-debate's umpire.
17.09.2014, Helga KalmPM
Renewable energy production in Estonia drops by a third in Q2
In the second quarter 248 gigawatt-hours of renewable energy was produced in Estonia, over one-third less than during the same period of the previous year.
Fortum gets EUR 1.6 mln in renewable energy support in April
Companies of the Fortum group were the biggest recipients of renewable energy subsidy and high-efficiency cogeneration subsidy in Estonia in April, getting 1.62 million euros of the total amount of 4.7 million euros paid out during the month, the transmission system operator Elering said.
Micro producers generate 28 MWh of renewable energy in Q1
As of the end of March, there were 16 micro producers of renewable energy connected to the Estonian power grid, and in the first quarter, they released a total of 28 megawatt-hours of electricity into the network, Elering reported.
Change in renewable support infringes on ownership protection - Estonian wind energy body
Making changes to the system of support for renewable energy generation in Estonia prejudices the principle of protection of ownership and its actual effect on the development of renewable energy, but also partnership between the state and the private sector more broadly can be assessed only in the future, the board chairman of the Estonian Wind Energy Association has said.
Renewable Energy Grows to Nearly 15% of Total Consumption Last Year
Renewable energy accounted for 14.9 percent of total electricity consumption in Estonia last year, two percentage points higher than 2011, reported Elering.
Estonia: Renewable energy, cogeneration support payments total EUR 67 mln in 2012
Renewable energy and high efficiency cogeneration support payments in Estonia totaled 66.9 million euros last year, 8 percent more than the year before.