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Thursday, 28.08.2014, 10:05
The Estonian government decided last week in favour of a strategy that reduces CO2 emissions in Estonia by 75% by the year 2050 as compared to 1990; according to the Minister of the Environment, the trend could be in the direction of less polluting oil shale use, LETA/Eesti Päevaleht reports.
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Wet street cleaning is one of the regular measures carried out in order to improve the quality of air in Riga, Riga City Council spokeswoman Ilze Dislere informed LETA.
Latvia will not have to pay a fine for the poor quality of in Riga, Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs (Harmony Center) said in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes", cites LETA.
The cycling event "Mes PAR velo!", part of the bicycle marathon "Barona taka", will take place in Riga at 10 a.m. this Friday, July 18 - everyone is invited to take part in a collective ride through Riga to remind drivers that cyclists are full-fledged traffic participants as well, Gatis Dzerve, the spokesman for the environment protection society "Pedas", the organizer of the race, informed LETA.
Multi-service waste management group Eco Baltia grupa achieved the highest turnover in the group's history last year – EUR 51.01 million, however, the group also suffered losses that occurred due to overestimation of intangible assets, Eco Baltia grupa informed the business portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
The European Commission (EC) has requested Latvia and Bulgaria to immediately reduce their air pollution, according to a statement released by the EC, cites LETA.
Social democratic Deputy Parliament Speaker ion Lithuania Algirdas Sysas welcomes complete withdrawal of the US energy company Chevron from Lithuania. According to the politician, it is a victory of shale gas extraction opponents, cites LETA/ELTA.