Tag: Estonia

Estonian Oil Association head prefers excise duty cuts to biofuel blending reductions

Estonian Oil Association head prefers excise duty cuts to biofuel blending reductions

May 4, 2022 |

In Estonia, the ERR news agency reports the head of the Estonian Oil Association believes the country should not follow in the footsteps of Latvia and Finland who have cut biofuel blending in an effort to reduce pump prices but should instead cut excise duties to ease consumer pain. Estonia’s biofuel blending policy is rather […]

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Sweetwater receives final acceptance of commercial Sunburst unit at Sweetwoods Project in Estonia

Sweetwater receives final acceptance of commercial Sunburst unit at Sweetwoods Project in Estonia

February 27, 2022 |

While all eyes have been on Ukraine lately, there is some good news that came in from another former USSR republic and neighbor to Ukraine’s north above Belarus and Latvia – Estonia – a NATO country that borders Russia. U.S. based Sweetwater Energy received final acceptance of its first commercial Sunburst unit at the Sweetwoods […]

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DEAC and Neste team on sustainable data storage solutions

DEAC and Neste team on sustainable data storage solutions

January 27, 2022 |

In Estonia, DEAC and Neste join forces to cooperate on sustainable data storage solutions. DEAC is one of the largest independent data centers in Northern Europe, which has been acquiring renewable electricity starting from 2021. Cooperation with Neste, world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and renewable feedstock solutions for various polymers and chemicals […]

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Estonian Liquid Fuel Act allows Circle K to offer ethanol-free 95 octane gasoline

Estonian Liquid Fuel Act allows Circle K to offer ethanol-free 95 octane gasoline

January 19, 2021 |

In Estonia, the ERR news agency reports that Circle K will start selling 95 octane ethanol-free gasoline at its gas stations in response to demand for ethanol-free fuel. Currently only 98 octane fuel is sold without ethanol and the company says it does not think it’s fair that customers should have to pay more for […]

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European Commission greenlights Estonia’s renewable energy scheme

European Commission greenlights Estonia’s renewable energy scheme

December 16, 2020 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification of the existing aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources and efficient co-generation in Estonia. The measure will help Estonia reach its renewable energy targets and will contribute to the new European objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050, […]

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Estonia’s biofuel flexibility policy making its way through parliament

Estonia’s biofuel flexibility policy making its way through parliament

March 9, 2020 |

In Estonia, ERR news agency reports that legislation to increase the flexibility in the biofuel blending mandate is making progress in the parliament which is meant to give fuel retailers more freedom in when biofuels are blended to keep prices down at the pump. Domestic biomethane will also potentially be included in the new law […]

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Estonia implements 10% biofuel blending but more flexibility already on the cards

Estonia implements 10% biofuel blending but more flexibility already on the cards

January 2, 2020 |

In Estonia, the Baltic Course reports that Estonia has increased its biofuel blending mandate to 10% in line with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive with a minimum of 6.4% of biofuel in any given liter of fuel. Although the new policy has just come into effect, already amendments to the law have been approved […]

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Estonia may exempt military from biofuel blending mandate due to fuel concerns

Estonia may exempt military from biofuel blending mandate due to fuel concerns

September 10, 2019 |

In Estonia, national news agency ERR reports that the finance ministry has rejected the economic affairs ministry’s proposal to change Liquid Fuel Act, highlighting the finance minister’s concerns that using biofuel for military use wasn’t a good idea because of alleged problems with blended fuel. Biofuel blending is set to reach 10% from January 1 […]

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Neste wants to sell B100 in Estonia by summer but regulations may take three months

Neste wants to sell B100 in Estonia by summer but regulations may take three months

May 7, 2019 |

In Estonia, local press reports that it may take up to three months for the government to develop the legal framework that would allow Neste to sell its B100, a move the company had hoped to make this summer. It is already selling B100 in Sweden, Latvia and Finland, so it makes sense for it […]

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Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

Estonia implements E10 and B7 as of April 1 and pump prices rise in tandem

April 1, 2019 |

In Estonia, the ERE national news agency reports that E10 and B7 mandates came into place on April 1 in compliance with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive but pumps have already seen an increase in price. Ethanol with 10% blending as of April 1 compared to 5% since May 2018 saw a nine cent […]

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