Promotion of renewable energy in Baltic States

Dalia Streimikiene, Valentinas Klevas

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Baltic States have quite limited own energy resources. In the accession agreement with EU Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have verified their targets to increase the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources (RES-E) by the year 2010. Lithuania has target to increase RES-E from 3.3 to 7%, Latvia-from 42.4 to 49.3% and Estonia-from 0.2 to 5.1%. Promotion of use of renewable energy sources are among the priorities of energy policy in Baltic States. More wide use of renewable energy can make a valuable contribution to diversification of energy supply and increase of reliability of energy supply and to meeting GHG emission reduction targets. The article presents a detailed overview of the present policies and measures implemented in Baltic States aiming to support the use of renewable energy sources. The article presents a review of the present renewable situation in Baltic States and analyses policies and measures in place aiming to enhance use of renewables. The review of possibilities to use EU structural funds for the implementation of renewable energy projects in Baltic States was performed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-687
Number of pages16
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Policies and measures to enhance use of renewable energy sources
  • Promotion of renewable energy sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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