RIGA – The Dutch government is trying to help Latvia address one of the main weak spots in its European Union membership bid: energy efficiency.In the latest EU report on the progress the Baltic republic has made in meeting Union entry requirements, the country was once again faulted for not doing enough to promote efficient energy policies.Buildings in Latvia require two to three times as much heat energy per square meter as buildings in the West at the same latitude.The impact on people's pocket books is huge. The average Latvian household spends approximately 30 percent of its income on ...
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