Posts published in Day: June 26, 2021

Price of electricity to become more changeable in the future

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The market price of electricity will come to fluctuate to a greater degree as countries switch to renewable energy and close coal and oil shale power plants. Kalev Kallemets, CEO of nuclear plant project company Fermi Energia, predicts that prices will continue to rise, while Estonian transmission network operator Elering disagrees. The past week has seen the price of electricity on the Nord Pool exchange reach €100 per megawatt-hour for…

Rīga-Tartu coach route to reopen

Saturday, June 26, 2021

The international coach connection between Rīga and Estonia’s second city, Tartu, is to reopen, reports Estonia’s ERR News . Rait Remmel, spokesperson for  Lux Express  , one of the main operators plying its trade between Estonia and Latvia, said: “The possibility to travel by bus directly to Riga Airport and directly back home from there after a trip makes the journey much more comfortable and less stressful for a person…

39 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Latvia Saturday

Saturday, June 26, 2021

On Saturday, June 26, Latvia recorded 39 new cases of Covid-19 infection, according to the Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC). The total number of cases detected since the start of the pandemic now stands at 137,169.   Of 5,332 tests carried out in the past 24 hours, just 0.7% were positive. The 14-day cumulative infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants continued its decline, from 72.3 Friday to 64.9 Saturday, with the epidemiological risk now rated “moderate” and heading…

Estonia, Latvia, Russia expand joint tourism program to new destinations

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Via Hanseatica, an international tourist route linking Estonia, Latvia and Russia, is getting a number of new destinations as part of an expansion. During a recent project, activities focused on expanding the tourist route that runs from St. Petersburg to Narva and from there on to Riga via Tartu towards Rakvere and Viljandi in Estonia and towards Vyborg and Pskov in Russia. Several historical areas and tourist attractions were added…

MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

Saturday, June 26, 2021

European Parliament endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions; the law transforms the European Green Deal’s political commitment to EU climate neutrality by 2050 into a binding obligation. It gives European citizens and businesses the legal certainty and predictability they need to plan for this transition. After 2050, the EU will aim for negative emissions, spokespeople for the…