Swedish report urges Estonia to give up oil shale energy

A climate change report of the Swedish Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat calls on Estonia to drop oil shale energy, emphasizing that the emerging green economy must offer work to released miners and other oil shale sector employees in the northeastern Virumaa region, the Estonian Renewable Energy Association reports.

The report that surveys eight countries says that carbon dioxide emissions in the Nordic and Baltic region should be reduced by 70 percent by 2020 and by 95 percent by 2030 through efficient use of existing technologies.

It puts emphasis on energy saving in buildings and transport, and suggests giving up the use of coal, oil shale and peat to produce electricity and heat, cutting back drilling for oil and gas in Norway and concentrating on clean energy production.

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