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Friday, 30.01.2015, 12:54
Data collected by the EU’s Environment Agency shows high concentration of 'acute risk threshold' (ART), likely to cause death, and a concentration of 'chronic risk threshold' (CRT), likely to cause long-term impacts, e.g. decreased breeding rate or increased vulnerability to diseases. Potential negative effects of toxic organic chemicals on freshwater ecosystems are increasing in EU.
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On Friday, January 30th, the first transformer, one of the most important parts of machinery for electricity connection with Poland, will arrive to Klaipeda Container Terminal. Over 7-meter-long transformer weighing 110 tonnes will be transported from Klaipeda to Alytus by a lorry on a twelve axle trailer on Sunday night, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Thursday, January 29th 2015, Lithuanian Chancellor of the Government Alminas Maciulis met with the Minister of Finance of Turkmenistan Mukhammetguly Mukhamedov to discuss the bilateral cooperation in trade, agriculture, education and science, health care, as well as partnership opportunities in transport and energy sectors, reported BC the Government's press service.
At the 8th annual European Gas Conference 2015, in Vienna, petroleum company Klaipedos Nafta won the Project of the Year award for the implementation of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal project, reports LETA.
At his meeting with Jose Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD, on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas stated that the growth in productivity and lowering labour taxes that are highlighted in the OECD report are also an important part of Estonian Government policy, reports BC the Government Communication Unit.
The price of heat should fall by a fifth, after heat sector reform in Vilnius and Kaunas is completed and biofuel, natural gas and waste-fired combined heat and power plants are opened, reports LETA/ELTA.
Estonian state-owned energy giant Eesti Energia signed on Tuesday a contract with Lithuanian company Litgas that manages the Klaipeda LNG terminal, on the purchase of 5.8 million cubic meters of gas, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
Estonian domestic electricity consumption increased by 1% to 8.1 terawatt-hours in 2014; electricity consumption growth was caused by the slightly cooler autumn and winter period, Estonian main grid company Elering announced, cites LETA.
Lithuanian LNG importer Litgas has signed its first deal to supply natural gas to Estonia, the company said on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters, cites LETA.
According to evaluation of the stock exchange group NASDAQ OMX Riga, for the second year in a row, JSC Ventspils nafta (NASDAQ OMX RIGA: VNF1R) has been recognised as the company that implemented the best interactive investor relations in 2014 between the companies listed in the Baltic securities market. The stock exchange award was presented on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Baltic Market Awards ceremony, reports BC communications consultant at Ventspils nafta Elina Dobulane.
After a longer break UAB Toksika launched its hazardous waste incineration facility in Jurgeliskes village, Siauliai district. Environmentalists are monitoring the amount of emitted pollutants online and say that apart from 17 January everything has been fine so far, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Siauliu Krastas.
On 19-25 January 2o15, the average electricity price in Nord Pool Spot power market Lithuanian trading zone was EUR 41.14 per megawatt hour (MWh). Milder winter in North Europe and cheaper electricity from Finland led to a 6% price drop in Lithuanian and Latvia trading zones compared to the previous week, reports LETA/ELTA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite met with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström to discuss bilateral issues, the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and energy cooperation between the two countries, reports BC presidential press service.
Estonian Trade Unions Confederation Head Peep Peterson urges the government to find solutions to the wave of redundancies that has recently hit the North East Estonian Ida-Virumaa county, LETA/Postimees Online reports.
As Social Democrat MP Birute Vesaite voiced her doubts whether the Government is not investing too much in the heating sector reforms in Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuanian Prime Minister is confident about the benefits of these projects and says that Lithuania follows the proven methods from Western Europe, reports LETA/ELTA.