Estonia: Summary

Updated: 05.12.2017

Author: Gert Siniloo

Support schemes

In Estonia, there wasn't until quite recently any generally applicable support scheme to promote the use of renewable energy sources in the transport sector. However, in December 2016 the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications proposed amendments to the Liquid Fuel Act, which foresees the introduction of a blending mandate. According to the proposed amendments, the share of biocomponents in petrol and diesel fuel should have been at least 3.3% by May 2017 and gradually have risen to at least 10% by 2020. However, in March 2017 the Parliament decided to postpone the new regulation by one year. Thus, the blending mandate will come into effect in May 2018. The goal of 10% by 2020 will stay in place. At the end of 2015, a support scheme for the promotion of biomethane use in the transport sector was introduced. In late September 2017, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MKM) announced a new measure designed to support the production of biomethane starting from January 2018. 

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Further information

  • Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium (MKM) – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • Siim Meeliste
  • +372 625 63 42
  • MKM website
  • info(at)mkm.ee