THE EUROPEAN Bank for Reconstruction and Development has approved a Euro 20 million loan for Lithuania, to improve the energy efficiency measures of a range of public buildings. Consultants are to help Vilnius prepare an action plan for making the improvements, starting work in May. The bank wants Lithuania to develop what it calls "a sustainable financing mechanism" to promote the new policy, which can allow additional commercial funding to be raised for further public sector energy efficiency measures. These schemes could include energy ...

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