So how come Estonia has to shut down its oil shale power plants to satisfy the EU, while Denmark keeps on spewing its (imported Russian) coal pollution all over the place and demands Sweden shut down its nukes ?!!
WNA News Briefing 03.13 (for the period 26 March - 1 April 2003)
[NB03.13-13] The Baltic states are considering a joint project to construct a new nuclear power reactor at Lithuania's Ignalina nuclear power plant, to secure future energy needs and lower dependence on Russia. Under an agreement with the European Union (EU), Lithuania has agreed to shut Ignalia-1 and -2 in 2005 and 2009, respectively. A feasibility study for the US$2 billion project is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2004. Lithuania is currently a major energy exporter due to the Ignalina plant, and supplies much of Latvia's demand for electricity imports. Estonia currently generates most of its power from oil shale, but due to the polluting nature of this energy source it has made an agreement with the EU to close its oil shale plants by 2016. (Ux Weekly, 31 March, p5; Nuclear Market Review, 31 March, p3; see also News Briefing 02.44-10)