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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 23.11.2017, 05:41

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Commission's proposal to cut transport emissions

Commission's proposal to cut transport emissions

10.11.2017

In a joint proposal (8.xi.2017) by two Commissioners, Miguel Arias Cañete and Maroš Šefčovič, the Commission suggested carbon emissions reduction target for cars and vans of 30 percent by 2030 compared to 2021 levels. However, the Commissioner from Germany, Günther Oettinger, has formally decided to push the matter to a debate and vote rather than wave the proposal through the EU institutions.

Keyword tags: Ecology, Energy, EU – Baltic States, Legislation, Modern EU, Transport



Responsible infrastructure development of Nord Stream 2 in a sensitive area of Narva Bay

Responsible infrastructure development of Nord Stream 2 in a sensitive area of Narva Bay

03.11.2017

Protection of the environment is a priority for our company – and for each of the over 200 dedicated professionals who work for Nord Stream 2 AG. Adherence to regulatory requirements and environmental and industrial safety standards underpin our approach, informed BC Nord Stream’s press service.

Riepu Bloki appeals EUR 12.9 mln fine imposed by State Environmental Service

Riepu Bloki appeals EUR 12.9 mln fine imposed by State Environmental Service

17.10.2017

Riepu Bloki company has appealed a EUR 12.9 million fine imposed by the State Environmental Service for storing in Riga huge amounts of used tires well above the permitted limit, LETA was told at the Liepaja courthouse of Administrative Regional Court.


Private and public capital for green and sustainable investment

Private and public capital for green and sustainable investment

12.10.2017

The EU has pledged to lead the way in implementation the Paris Climate agreement, transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy’s directions. However, to succeed, the member states need more capital –both public and private -for green and sustainable projects. Some steps have been already taken by the Commission; now it is the member states’ turn…

Minister: developers of pulp mill project in Estonia can't count on rise in allowable cut

Minister: developers of pulp mill project in Estonia can't count on rise in allowable cut

12.10.2017

The developers of the large pulp mill project in Estonia must reckon with the exiting size of prescribed cut and keep in mind that if they are building capacities for more, the missing amount will have to be imported, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology Urve Palo said, cites LETA/BNS.


06.10.2017

Experts in Tallinn: EU soils not managed sustainably enough

Participants of the high-level conference "Soil for sustainable food production and ecosystem services" held in the framework of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Tallinn Creative Hub on Thursday said that the soils of the European Union are yet to be sustainably managed, reports LETA/BNS.

05.10.2017

State Environmental Service fines Nordic Recycling, Latvijas Zalais Elektrons, terminates agreements

The State Environmental Service from December 31 will terminate waste management agreements with Nordic Recycling and Latvijas Zalais Elektrons companies, and has decided to impose fines worth EUR 8.3 million and EUR 13.7 million on the companies respectively for failure to meet the agreement terms, said the service’s general director Inga Kolegova in a press briefing on October 4th, cites LETA.

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