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Estonia fulfilled the aim of consumption of green energy

BC, Tallinn, 29.04.2013.Print version
Estonia became the first European Union member state to reach an aim set for the year 2020 that the share of green energy should form a quarter of final consumption, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

According to the EU statistical office Eurostat, the share of renewable energy reached 25.9% in Estonia in 2011.


Use of renewable fuels is measured in three sectors: heating, electricity and transport.


While in the heating and cooling, the 2020 aim has been fulfilled, it hasn't been fulfilled in electricity and transport.


The Estonian Chamber of Renewable Energy noted that achieving the aim in the heating and cooling sector was aided to by the increase of prices of fossil energy carriers as well as state support measures. "By now the growth has unfortunately stalled. Last week brought a news that production of renewable electricity has fallen by a third in a year," said the chamber's manager Rene Tammist.

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