October 4, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
The Estonian Government plans to initiate Marine Spatial Planning in pilot sea areas that border with Pärnu and Hiiu County. These areas also overlap partly with the zones of Estonia’s two big offshore wind farm projects. The preparation of planning and strategic environmental assessment will be delegated to the governors of both counties and it should be ready latest by 31.12.2016.
October 3, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
The review of the National Audit Office about the options for electricity production came out the same week as the topic of increasing electricity prices in the opening electricity market captured Estonia. These issues are however quite related to each other because the first producers who get to sell their electricity in an open market are the ones who have the lowest marginal costs. But in Estonia 85% of the electricity is still produced from oil shale whose marginal costs will never be able to compete with hydro and wind power where there are no fuel, waste and pollution costs. Therefore the report found that construction of new oil shale power plants with state support does not ensure Estonia’s security of supply nor an affordable electricity price for consumers in the open energy market. Read more »
August 6, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
According to a survey by Estonian Ministry of the Environment, people in Estonia consider wind power and biomass as the best energy sources from both economic and environmental aspect but also from energy security perspective. 95% of the respondents considered wind power and 81% biomass as the most environmentally friendly way to produce energy.
The majority of the respondents found that the most important aspect in generating energy is the environmental friendliness, followed by features like low cost and independence.
August 3, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
EWEA Blog, Philippa Jones
Despite economic uncertainties in many countries, global power generation from renewable sources including wind will increase by more than 40% to almost 6,400 terawatt hours (TWh) – roughly the equivalent of one-and-a-half times current electricity production in the US, predicts the Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2012. Read more »
July 12, 2012 EWPA's blog - Tuuleenergia
PAKRI Science and Industrial Park for renewable energy, smart-grid technology, energy efficiency in housing and energy storing opened first building in city of Paldiski, Estonia. Read more »
May 7, 2012 EWPA's blog - Tuuleenergia
At the end of the April, the 6th „Wind Power in the Nordic & Baltic Region“ conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden. This year the main topic was the perspectives and development of wind power until 2020 in Scandinavia and Baltic States. At the beginning of the conference four wind power associations around the Baltic Sea established agreement of intent. Read more »
March 26, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
According to Elering (Estonian Transmission System Operator) the wind turbines in Estonia produced last year 365 GWh of energy, which is 32% more than in 2010 when the turbines produced 276 GWh of electricity. Based on the evaluation of Estonian Wind Power Association, the main reason of growth is not the additional turbines but a better wind throughout the year. Despite the windless summer, the wind conditions in 2011 were better than in previous year. Read more »
January 11, 2012 EWPA's blog - etea
By Tuuliki Kasonen, General Manager, Estonian Wind Power Association
Offshore wind energy is an innovative new industry, which by creating thousands of jobs and intensive investments gives Europe a necessary impulse for economic growth. It can also provide the missing pieces in the energy and climate puzzle that Europe needs to solve urgently. What I brought home from EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 – the world’s largest offshore wind energy event – was the feeling that the next decade will be crucial for bringing down the costs and filling some gaps to make this type of energy production a really competitive one. Read more »