Energy in Latvia

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Latvia is net energy importer. Primary energy use in Latvia was 49 TWh, or 22 TWh per million persons in 2009.[1]

Overview[edit]

Energy in Latvia [2]
Population
(million)
Prim. energy
(TWh)
Production
(TWh)
Import
(TWh)
Electricity
(TWh)
CO2-emission
(Mt)
2004 2.31 53.5 24.9 35.6 5.9 7.2
2007 2.28 54.3 20.9 35.2 7.0 8.3
2008 2.27 52.1 20.8 32.2 7.0 7.9
2009 2.26 49.1 24.4 31.4 6.5 6.8
2012 2.22 50.8 24.1 33.5 6.72 7.58
2012R 2.03 51.4 27.2 31.3 7.30 7.01
2013 2.01 50.6 24.9 30.6 6.99 6.93
Change 2004-09 -2.2 % -8.3 % -1.9 % -11.8 % 9.8 % -6.6  %
Mtoe = 11.63 TWh, Prim. energy includes energy losses

2012R = CO2 calculation criteria changed, numbers updated

Renewable energy sources[edit]

Almost half of the electricity used in the country is provided by renewable energy sources. The main renewable resource is hydroelectric power. Latvia has laws that regulate the building of power plants and plans to sell electricity at higher prices. This is a stimulus for investment, especially taking into consideration the fact that Latvia cannot offer big subsidies in order to attract investment. A production quota is approved for each renewable energy source every year.[3]

Business[edit]

Natural gas companies include Latvijas Gāze.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IEA Key energy statistics 2010 Page: Country specific indicator numbers from page 48
  2. ^ IEA Key World Energy Statistics Statistics 2015, 2014 (2012R as in November 2015 + 2012 as in March 2014 is comparable to previous years statistical calculation criteria, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 IEA October, crude oil p.11, coal p. 13 gas p. 15
  3. ^ Dvorak, J. (2012). Latvia. Encyclopedia of Energy, Salem Press. Vol 3, pp. 768–770