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Publikācija: Biomass Utilization Strategies and Policies in Latvia

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biomass Utilization Strategies and Policies in Latvia
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Peteris Šipkovs
Galina Kashkarova
Kristina Ļebedeva
Jolanta Sedlina
Janis Shipkovs
Ilze Puriņa
Keywords biomass, strategies, policies.
Abstract The main goal of the Latvian energy policy is to reduce dependence of energy sector on imported primary energy markets. Latvia’s medium-term energy policy planning documents and legislation consolidate the objective of increasing the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the consumption of heat supply, electricity and transport fuel, however, Latvia needs to establish unified strategy so that it is possible to fulfill the requirements provided by corresponding Directives of the European Parliament. The challenge of today is to replace fossil fuels in the electricity and heat generation – coal and oil products – by biomass, as a renewable energy source, thus reducing environmental degradation. In Latvia, the specific share of biomass energy in 2010 reached rather a high level (31.7%). However, every year biomass remainders – diversified wood material in the forests, agricultural by-products, food industry by-products, waste, etc. – are unutilized. One of the main goals of the Latvian energy policy at the national level is to achieve the 50% RES share in the gross final energy consumption by the year of 2030 and the main part of those is biomass.
Reference Šipkovs, P., Kashkarova, G., Ļebedeva, K., Sedlina, J., Shipkovs, J., Puriņa, I. Biomass Utilization Strategies and Policies in Latvia. In: 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition: CD Proceedings, Italy, Milano, 18-20 June, 2012. Milano: 2012, pp.2465-2469. ISBN 978-88-89407-54-7.
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