Estonia mainly opted for the implementation of alternative measures to fulfill the energy saving targets foreseen in the Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).
Estonian energy sector context is quite unique among European Union Member States. Its energy sector relies on one primary source of energy, oil shale, indeed Estonia is one of the largest oil shale producers in world. Thus, thanks to oil shale can be self-sufficient energy wise and so meet their electricity and heat needs using domestic sources.
The drawback is that energetic self-sufficiency shale is built on oil shale, a very carbon dioxide intense source, which raises many questions about its sustainability in the long term. This is why the government’s policy priority is to reduce oil shale use and so diminish the carbon intensity of the energy sector.
N/a It is not completely sure Estonia implement any EEO in the end.
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