Estonia: Coalition drops plan to revamp renewable energy fee

Estonia’s ruling coalition has abandoned a plan to change the current renewable energy fee, which would have raised EUR 60mn annually and shifted costs from consumers to the state, ERR reported. The senior party in the coalition government, the Estonian Reform Party, rejected the plan, citing concerns about the plan’s financial viability. The changes were proposed by the Social Democratic Party (SDE), which argued that the reform would have made renewable energy cheaper for households.