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Gitanas Nausėda presented Lithuania’s decision to substitute fossil fuels for biomass and eventually to switch completely to biomass in district heating. “In Lithuania, the share of biomass in residential district heating has increased from 30 to 70 percent over the last five years, while at the same time average heating prices have fallen by 30 to 40 percent,” the President said.
It is important to note that the heating sector has received special attention at a global level and sustainable biomass has been mentioned as playing an important role in achieving Paris goals. Lithuania is a great example of the fossil – biomass transition and its success story can drive important and urgent change in other parts of the world with suitable conditions.
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Information on role of biomass in sustainable heating available here: Link
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