Candidate for economics minister Indriksone highlights need to promote use of renewable energy, attraction of investment

Published date20 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 20 (LETA) - MP Ilze Indriksone (National Alliance), the National Alliance's nominee for Latvia's next economics minister, has underscored the need to promote the use of renewable energy and attraction of investment.

sked about priorities for the energy sector, Indriksone told LETA that Latvia needs to ensure energy independence by switching to renewable energy sources. In heating supply, it is necessary to continue outgoing Energy Minister Janis Vitenbergs' (National Alliance) work aimed at ensuring the transition from natural gas-fired heating equipment to renewables, the Economics Ministry's parliamentary secretary Indriksone said.

The ministerial candidate also noted the necessity to develop solar and wind energy projects. Asked whether it would be necessary to give wind farm projects national importance status, as many of them are being delayed because of some local authorities' objections, Indriksone said that the issue has to be dealt with on the national level, respecting at the same time local residents' rights to voice their opinions and assess these projects.

Indriksone said that a draft law has been prepared at the Environmental Protection and Regional...

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