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Sunday, 01.05.2016, 07:14
The Estonian government has decided to reduce in 2017 the fees related to oil shale mining but to do it through refunding the fees paid in previous years, informs LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, Estonia, EU – Baltic States, Financial Services, Legislation
The land area under organic management in Estonia expanded to 170,800 hectares by the end of 2015, making up 17% of the country's total agricultural land, informs LETA/BNS.
The Blue Flag international jury has decided that this year the Blue Flag will be awarded to 17 beaches and two marinas in Latvia, as Ieva Gedzuna, a representative of Zemes Draugi environmentalist NGO reported LETA.
European energy security is based on optimal and efficient energy consumption. Solidarity among EU states is equally important: hence, the EU energy security is closely linked to “unified” member states energy policies. In Security of Supply Package, the Commission addressed many security challenges: one is Nord Stream 2 project, which – if implemented – would affect the Baltic States’ energy security.
Investors' demand for the green bonds issued by Latvia's Latvenergo power utility was 5.8 times higher than the amount supplied by the company, Latvenergo said in an announcement to Nasdaq Riga stock exchange, cites LETA.
Lithuanian Environment Minister Kestutis Treciokas remains in his post after the parliament on April 5th accepted his interpellation answers, informs LETA/BNS.
Every day, thousands of Europeans invest time, energy and knowledge in protecting nature. The European Commission is again recognizing these achievements through the Natura 2000 Awards for outstanding services in management and conservation of the EU's network of protected areas.