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Publikācija: Biomass in Latvian Energy Balance

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biomass in Latvian Energy Balance
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Authors Peteris Šipkovs
Galina Kashkarova
Kristina Ļebedeva
Ilze Puriņa
Mārtiņš Pankars
Lana Migla
Keywords Biomass, recommendations for rational use of biomass, energy sector, energy balance
Abstract This paper will describe an efficient and appropriate use of biomass in Latvian conditions as well as analyzing the current situation, leading to recommendations for rational use of biomass and the full implementation of the Latvian energy sector. In recent year’s Latvian energy sector development analysis shows, that there is a positive tendency - an increase of local and renewable energy share of energy balance. The paper will be identified for future development opportunities, and will undertake an analysis of renewable energy consumption forecasting in accordance with the renewable energy potential assessment, taking into account the effective use of innovative technologies and ecological aspects of the energy sector. Latvian energy sector in recent years has been significantly developed with regard to industry structure, increasing the energy efficiency measures and renewable energy resources use. As well as making cost-effective measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the energy sector, which are defined by the National Energy Strategy. Increasing use of biomass for district heating (and cogeneration), also increase the efficient use of biomass in cost efficiency and reducing of GHG emissions. Efficient use of biomass will be analyzed in the paper, taking into account technical, legislative, institutional / organizational, economic, information and financial aspects. Promoting of the efficient use of biomass will increase national energy independence.
Reference Šipkovs, P., Kashkarova, G., Ļebedeva, K., Puriņa, I., Pankars, M., Migla, L. Biomass in Latvian Energy Balance. In: World Renewable Energy Forum 2012: CD Proceedings, U.S. Virgin Islands, Denver, 13-17 May, 2012. Denver: 2012, pp.1-7.
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