Council ponders home heating as a human right

  • 1999-10-28
  • By Blake Lambert
RIGA - As winter approached and the temperatures dropped, the rhetoric about who is ultimately responsible for providing residential heat burned hotter than hundreds of apartments in the biggest city of the Baltic states.On the surface, the answer appeared to be simple: many residents know that when the temperature drops to 8 degrees Celsius or lower for three consecutive days, their homes should be warm, according to a 1995 regulation enacted by Latvia's Cabinet of Ministers.In reality, Rigas Siltums, a joint stock company owned by Latvenergo and Riga City Council, the heat supplier since ...
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