Greenhouse gas emission reduction perspectives in the Baltic States in frames of EU energy and climate policy

Inge Roos, Sulev Soosaar, Anna Volkova, Dalia Štreimikienė

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The goal of this paper is to estimate the perspectives of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on meeting the new European Union climate commitments, i.e., to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% to the year 2020 in comparison with 1990. This ambitious target could be reached based on other EU climate and energy package commitments: increase of the share of renewables and improvement of energy efficiency as tools for fulfilling the GHG emissions reduction target. The paper gives an overview on the current situation and future plans of the Baltic States in the field of energy efficiency, consumption of renewables and reduction of GHG emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2133-2146
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012



  • Renewable energy
  • GHG emission
  • Biofuels

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