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Western EU countries buy climate compliance from eastern Europe

The installation of wind turbines in Lithuania and Estonia will help Luxembourg to reach its EU climate obligations while a new project to install 1 GW in Romania will help the Netherlands to reach its target.

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaité and Luxembourg's Arch Duke Henri | Photo: Robertas Dackus

The EU's smallest country is buying its way into fulfilling its climate obligations. At the end of last month, Luxembourg made a deal to pay Lithuania EUR 10 million for the next two years to buy at least 700 GWh in renewables, and the agreement will now be followed up by a similar agreement with neighboring Estonia, according to Luxemburger Wort.

The small country will pay EUR 10.5 million for 300 GWh next year and 400 GWh in 2020.

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