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29.06.2020|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia signs EU islands' clean energy memorandum

Estonia joined 13 more European Union member states and the European Commission in signing a memorandum of understanding on the EU's clean energy for islands initiative. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Taavi Aas, who signed the memorandum on Estonia's behalf, said that both...
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27.02.2020|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The Electricity Market Act will increase the proportion of biomass in Estonian electricity production

Today the government has approved the amendments to the Electricity Market Act that are aimed at increasing the proportion of biomass in the Estonian energy portfolio and raising the level of flexibility of the regulations that cover underbidding for the production of energy from renewable sources...
Ministers Taavi Aas and Dr Michael Farrugia.
24.01.2020|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia will sell renewable energy statistics to Malta

Taavi Aas, Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, and Dr Michael Farrugia, Minister for Energy and Water Management of Malta, signed a contract in Valletta today, pursuant to which Malta will purchase renewable energy statistics from Estonia for two million euros. According to...
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28.11.2019|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Grid operators to establish Energy Data Access Alliance to revolutionise European energy market

Press release by Elering. In Tallinn, Estonia grid operators from Spain, France, Denmark, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Estonia signed a Letter of Intent to investigate launching an Alliance that will connect together the energy data of all Europeans, so that energy companies...
Kadri Simson, the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure also participated.
12.06.2018|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Corner stone for Balticconnector laid down in Finland on Friday

Press realease by Elering: https://elering.ee/en/corner-stone-balticconnector-laid-down-finland-friday On Friday, the corner stone of the compression station of the Balticconnector gas link between Estonia and Finland was laid down in Inkoo, Finland to mark the start of the construction work of...
Minister Kadri Simson at Brussels at the energy minister' Council's morning doorstep interview. Photo: Tauno Tõhk/Government Office
18.12.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

More competition and engaged consumers in the internal electricity market – the EU Council reaches general approach

On 18 December, the EU's energy ministers reached a general approach (negotiation position) on a directive laying down the common rules to ensure that the internal electricity market in the EU is competitive, consumer-centred, flexible and non-discriminatory. The directive, which is part of the...
10.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement to exchange energy statistics

On 7 November, the Economic ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement that will enable Estonia to sell energy statistics from renewable sources to Luxembourg. The proceeds of the sales, € 10.5 million, will be routed to reduce national renewable energy costs. "The total amount of...
Kadri Simson, Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure and Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
09.11.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The economic ministers of Estonia and Luxembourg signed an agreement to exchange energy statistics to the value of € 10.5 million

The agreement was signed by the Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Kadri Simson and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Étienne Schneider. The quantities sold are fixed for transactions in 2018 and 2020, in the cumulative...
19.10.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

The approved Energy Sector Development Plan ensures Estonia's energy supply

Today, the Government confirmed the Estonian Energy Development Plan until 2030 (ENMAK), the main objective of which is to ensure the availability of energy supplies to consumers and the best possible price. Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson said that we must...
21.09.2017|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

Member States and partners signed the Tallinn Declaration on e-Energy

All of the 28 Member States of the European Union, Norway and 14 energy specialised associations and companies signed the Tallinn e-energy declaration on Tuesday and Wednesday. The declaration is the first comprehensive agreement of goodwill in the world, that unites the development of energy and...

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