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Sunday, 07 June 2015 13:00

Electricity from renewables increases

Estonia's electricity production from renewable sources increased by 13 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to Statistics Estonia, Caspian Energy News ( reports with reference to Anadolu Agency.

The production of electricity totaled 12.4 terawatt-hours, which represents a decrease of 6 percent compared to the previous year. However production from renewable sources increased.

A possible reason for the decrease could be in imports from Nordic countries. In 2014, Estonia's imports from Finland grew by 1.5 times compared to 2013. This covered 97 percent of the country's total energy imports.

The Baltic country's production of wind energy increased by 14 percent compared to 2013 with production from new wind farms. However, electricity production from oil shale declined over the same period.

In six years, the share of electricity generated from renewable sources in the total electricity consumption more than doubled in size from 6.2 percent to 15.3 percent in 2014.

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