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European Commission presents strategy for energy system integration

European Commission presents strategy for energy system integration

08.07.2020

The European Commission on Wednesday presented its strategies for the EU energy system integration and more extensive use of hydrogen, in addition the Commission is also launching the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance.

Keyword tags: Energy, Energy Market, EU – CIS



Estonia: Green energy production by Utilitas up nearly 30% on year in H1

Estonia: Green energy production by Utilitas up nearly 30% on year in H1

08.07.2020

The Estonian energy group Utilitas produced 853,600 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green energy during the first half of the year, 30% more than over the same period in 2019, writes LETA/BNS.

Carsharing company Fiqsy in Latvia buys 100 electric cars

Carsharing company Fiqsy in Latvia buys 100 electric cars

07.07.2020

Carsharing company Fiqsy has borrowed more than EUR 2.4 million through the Development Finance Institution Altum's Green Grants program in order to purchase 100 Renault Zoe electric cars, as Fiqsy head Maris Avotins told a press conference on Tuesday, reports LETA.


Negative wholesale electricity price observed in Latvia for the first time

Negative wholesale electricity price observed in Latvia for the first time

06.07.2020

For the first time in history, a negative wholesale electricity price has been observed in Latvia - from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. this morning, the price of electricity in Latvian price area at the Nord Pool exchange stood at minus EUR 0.09 per megawatt/hour (MWh), LETA learned from the Public Utilities Commission.

Lithuania's Litgrid calls tenders for key synchronization lines with Latvia, Kaliningrad

Lithuania's Litgrid calls tenders for key synchronization lines with Latvia, Kaliningrad

03.07.2020

Lithuania's power transmission system operator Litgrid has called reconstruction tenders for power lines with Latvia and Kaliningrad, key for the synchronization of the Baltic power grinds with that of continental Europe, informed LETA/BNS.


03.07.2020

Estonia: Swedbank to start providing solar loans

Swedbank starts offering unsecured loans from Friday ranging from 3,000 to 20,000 euros with a maximum duration of 10 years for the purpose of purchasing solar panels, informed LETA/BNS.

03.07.2020

New LNG shipment from Norway on its way to Klaipeda

A new large shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Norway is on its way to the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, marking the 14th such cargo in the gas year that started last October, reported LETA/BNS.

03.07.2020

Kazakh businessmen set to build EUR 100 mln lubricant plant in Lithuania

Businessmen from Kazakhstan plan to invest more than 100 million euros in the construction of a lubricant plant in Klaipeda District, Western Lithuania, the daily Vakaru Ekspresas reports on Friday, cites LETA/BNS.

03.07.2020

GIPL-related HDD work under River Neris completed in Lithuania

Horizontal directional drilling under the River Neris has been completed in Lithuania as part of the Lithuanian-Polish gas pipeline (GIPL) project. The gas pipeline section has been installed under the riverbed to reduce environmental impact and connected to already laid pipes 20 meters below the surface, Lithuania's gas transmission system operator Amber Grid said, cites LETA/BNS.

01.07.2020

Police probe alleged falsificatiodn of ocuments in the dispute between Druzhba and LatRosTrans

Police have started a probe into allegations that some documents have been falsified to enable Polotsktransneft Druzhba win a legal dispute with LatRosTrans pipeline operator, legal representatives of LatRodTrans informed LETA.

01.07.2020

Latvian MFA: Three Seas Initiative plays important role in strengthening the region's connectivity

On Tuesday, the ministers of foreign affairs of the Three Seas Initiative (TSI) countries met in a video-conference. Preparing for this year’s TSI Summit on October 19-20, the ministers discussed the ways to strengthen cooperation between the 12 Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea countries in the TSI framework in order to facilitate the economic growth of the region, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry.

01.07.2020

Lithuania's Ignitis Group posts 1.4% drop in revenue to EUR 494.6 mln

Lithuania's state-owned energy group Ignitis Grupe (Ignitis Group) earned 494.6 mln euros in revenue in the first five months of this year, down 1.4% from 501.5 mln euros from the same period last year, the group said via the Nasdaq Vilnius Stock Exchange.

29.06.2020

Fire broke out at Biolar chemical plant in Latvian Olaine

A fire broke out in a hangar at Latvia's Biolar chemical plant in the central Latvian town of Olaine on June 29th, the State Fire and Rescue Service informed LETA, noting that local residents have been instructed to stay away from the burning structure.

29.06.2020

Estonia 200 to focus on green turnaround, education in 2021 local elections

The non-parliamentary Estonia 200 is to focus on cities, green turnaround and education in the run-up to the October 2021 local government elections, leader of the party Kristina Kallas said in a interview to public broadcaster ERR, cites LETA/BNS.

29.06.2020

Lithuanian president asks EC to help to agree with Latvia on Astravyets boycott

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has turned to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and asked her to act as an intermediary as the Baltic states are seeking agreement on a boycott of electricity produced at the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, informed LETA/BNS.

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