22. March 2011 | 00:00
The Management Board of the Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) approved two wind energy development projects, which entail the construction of wind farms in the counties of Ida-Virumaa and Lääne-Virumaa. The construction of the wind farms is being supported by the revenue from the emission quota sales transaction concluded between Estonia and Spain, and the investment support for these two projects amounts to nearly 12.4 million Euros.
21. March 2011 | 00:00
The Environmental Investments Centre finished the assessment of applications aimed at the improvement of the condition of flowing water bodies and made the decision to finance four projects to the total amount of 2.55 million Euros. The projects financed from the European Union Cohesion Fund include the construction of fish ladders in Põltsamaa City, at the Kunda Cement Factory, by the Vastse-Roosa barrage and the Linnamäe Power Plant. The next application round will be announced in May.
14. March 2011 | 15:13
The Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) finished the assessment of water management infrastructure applications and decided to finance 14 projects to the total amount of 43 million Euros. These financing decisions, together with the 59 applications already approved in two earlier rounds, cover more than 95% of the European Union Cohesion Fund support allocated for the measure.
18. November 2010 | 15:10
The Environmental Investment Centre has approved the subsidy for the expansion of the landfill area of the Väätsa waste disposal site. The amount of the investment is 29 896 745 kroons of which 24 878 576 kroons will come as a subsidy from the European Union Cohesion Fund and the rest – as self-financing of the Väätsa waste disposal site.
20. October 2010 | 16:07
The Environmental Investments Centre gave the green light to seven waste reuse projects, which in total will receive 91,756,676 EEK of support from the European Cohesion Fund. Of the seven projects, three are focussed directly on using plastic waste as raw material in production or on improving the sorting of plastic waste.
22. July 2010 | 16:04
With financing decisions signed at the Environmental Investment Centre 14 projects, all dealing with the infrastructure of the environmental education, will receive altogether 350 million Estonian kroons from the European Regional Development Fund. With it, to bring but one example, the Environmental Board and the State Forest Management Centre will update their network of education centres, Nature Museum and Pärnu Nature Centre will get the long awaited modernization.
13. July 2010 | 16:02
26 financing decisions for different nature conservation projects were signed in the Environmental Investment centre. Altogether the projects receive 49 million Estonian kroons aid money from the European Regional Development Fund which is more than twice more than previously planned. Financially biggest projects are the reconstruction of the North-east pond in Kadriorg Park and restoring biological diversity at the Väikese Väina conservation area.
11. May 2010 | 15:58
The Environmental Investments Centre (EIC) today celebrates its 10th year of operation with environmental conference "Nature protection starts from awareness", which is focussed on the links between the people's awareness and behaviour and the environmental impact of that behaviour. At the end of the conference the good cooperation partner and friend of the environment award Ant of the Year 2010 will be awarded.
26. April 2010 | 15:32
The Environmental Investments Centre approved five waste recovery projects, the most interesting ones of which are the intention of Rexest Grupp OÜ to start producing construction materials out of plastic waste and the plan of Horizon Tissue OÜ to give the collected used paper packaging a new life as soft tissue paper. The five projects will be granted nearly 93.8 million kroons from the European Union Cohesion Fund, which will be supplemented by the beneficiaries' self-financing.
15. March 2010 | 14:25
The Environmental Investments Centre approved the application submitted by the Estonian Meteorology and Hydrology Institute (EMHI) to modernise the Estonian environmental monitoring network, one of the many tasks of which is to provide operative information to the public and to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts.