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Thursday, 11.02.2016, 10:43
Decisions in energy issues in a rapidly changing world require speed and determination. The threat of climate change and the current uncertainty in the energy markets are clearest examples of the difficult challenges facing EU member states. Historic climate agreement reached in Paris at COP-21 meeting has begun a vital process towards low-carbon and sustainable world.
Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Transport
Renewables' share of energy consumption in Lithuania in 2014 exceeded the European Union's average level, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Wednesday, cites LETA/BNS.
Waste collection and management company Getlini Eko today repaid the remaining amount of a USD 7.96 million (EUR 7.35 million) loan it received from the World Bank (WB) 20 years ago in order to transform the undeveloped dumpsite into an environmentally secure landfill, LETA was told at the company.
The state owned Estonian energy group Eesti Energia AS has denounced the Environmental Board's ban for it to extract oil shale in the Jouga landscape protection area in northeastern Estonia as unfair and not well thought out, informs LETA/BNS.
The Paris climate accord will further aggravate the already difficult situation of the Estonian oil shale industry and bring with it a need for additional investments, LETA/Postimees said.
Lithuania will not face major problems in connection to the Paris agreement on reduction of climate change effects, says Environment Minister Kestutis Treciokas, informs LETA/BNS.
Global agreements on climate change benefits Lithuania by way of increasing the country's energy security, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite said at the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris on Monday, informs LETA/BNS.