Eesti Energia expects to start building Jordan power plant soonEconomy
- VKG restarts production allowing Kohtla-Järve to renovate schoolsEconomy
- Ministry thinks to turn power off when it gets coldEconomy
- Editorial: trees to power no bad ideaOpinion
- Big burning of wood to birth brief forestry boomEconomy
- Africa en example for energy independence to EstoniaEconomy
- Editorial: the historical climate accord messageOpinionThe agreement is born. Though worn out, the expression «historical achievement» is surely the phrase to be used regarding the document signed in France by 196 nations. After the various failures, French diplomatic skills have yielded a globally binding agreement aimed at mitigating climate change impact via CO2 curbs.
- VKG headed towards hefty yearly lossEconomySince spring no longer CEO of Estonian Railways due to private use of company fuel card, Ahti Asmann sits at helm of a leading private-capital-based chemical industry enterprise Viru Keemia Grupp (VKG). Kütusehindade madalseisu tõttu esimest korda kahjumisse langenud Ida-Virumaa suurimaid tööandjaid kavatseb siiski lähiajal kõik olulised töökohad säilitada, sest kokkuhoiu nimel tehtav vallandamine tooks kaasa ettevõtte sulgemise. Eesti Raudtee asjadest ei soovinud Asmann rääkida.
- Editorial: brown gold, wrapped in paperOpinionIn Estonia, involvement tends to be in words only. With decisions, experts, scientists, entrepreneurs and real-lifers tend to be ignored. While with some softer domains the mistakes may merely cause the temporary media noise and public nagging, in some matters the errors may be fatal and the price to be paid severe. The latter surely involves issues of oil shale mining.
- Sutter says «use electricity in the night»Economy
- Eesti Energia eyes existing European refineryEconomy
- Simple step by government would halt lay-off of hundredsEconomy
- Editorial: dagger at oil industry throatOpinionYesterday, we saw crude hitting record lows again, the Brent benchmark doing a below $52 plunge. Top to bottom, this makes for roughly half price oil. The impact reaches farther than Russia’s budget or employment at Norwegian rigs. While, broadly speaking, the cheaper fuels are a blessing for Estonian and European economies, Ida-Viru County oil industry and oil shale mining face prompt problems.
- Shale oil producer VKG to slash hundreds of jobs, cut wagesEconomyViru Keemia Grupp (VKG), which said at the beginning of December it must scrap up to 200 jobs as a result of falling global oil prices and the high price it must pay Eesti Energia for oil shale, has now announced that the number of redundancies will be bigger and also the pay of some employees will be cut, the regional newspaper Pohjarannik said.
- European Parliament makes decision favorable of producing diesel from oil shaleEconomy
- Energy security ensured by oil shale powerEconomy
- Increase of environmental fee feared to fell oil shale industryEconomy
- VKG edges closer to diesel fuel productionEconomy
- Swedish report urges Estonia to give up oil shale energyEconomyA climate change report of the Swedish Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat calls on Estonia to drop oil shale energy, emphasizing that the emerging green economy must offer work to released miners and other oil shale sector employees in the northeastern Virumaa region, the Estonian Renewable Energy Association reports.
- In the name of a €1bn projectEconomy
- Introduction of renewable sources of energy has reduced the share of oil shale in electricity productionEconomy
- Eesti Energia wants to build joint oil shale refineryEconomy
- Ansip: oil shale fuel production should be given green lightEconomy
- Estonian competition watchdog advises to sell oil shale mining permits at auctionEconomy
- Eesti Energia: Informed respondents support investment in oil shale plantsEconomyAbout half of respondents in a recent survey taken on a random sample were aware of Eesti Energia's investments to bring its oil shale production into line with today's requirements and of informed respondents 76 percent supported investment in oil shale power plants, the Estonian state owned energy group said on Monday.
- Interest groups fight for sharp rise of oil shale mining in EstoniaEconomy