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Thursday, 23.03.2017, 12:22
The Estonian parliament on Tuesday adopted a law of amendments to the Packaging Act which will restrict the use of plastic bags in Estonia, reports LETA/BNS.
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Acting mayor of Tallinn Taavi Aas has said he intends to examine the details of the waste disposal tenders held by the City of Tallinn with Deputy Mayor Arvo Sarapuu in the light of claims that the deputy mayor responsible for waste removal secretly holds a stake in the company Baltic Waste Management (BWM), reports LETA/BNS.
Latvia has the third largest share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption among the EU member states, according to the latest Eurostat data for 2015.
According to a report published by the Organization for Cooperation and Development in Europe (OECD), Estonia must make additional efforts to reduce its dependence on oil shale and move toward a greener economy, reports LETA/BNS.
Social Democrat MP Barbi Pilvre on Thursday handed to the board of the Estonian parliament a bill that would outlaw fur farms in Estonia from Jan. 1, 2028, writes LETA/BNS.
According to data of the Estonian Renewable Energy Association, new renewable electricity capacity added last year totaled 42.19 megawatts or approximately as much as in three preceding years combined, and investments in renewable energy amounted to 70 mln euros.
In order to obtain full information about natural assets of Latvia, their distribution and quality, a survey of natural assets of Latvia will get under way in the summer and continue for three years; the total cost of the project is estimated at EUR 9.5 mln, reports LETA/BNS.