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Direct Line: The Latvian Energy Market: Possibilities in Efficiency and Modernization

Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
May 15, 2013


Topic: The Latvian Energy Market: Possibilities in Efficiency and Modernization

Host: U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala

Special Guests: Gatis Abele, Deputy State Secretary for Energy and Construction, Latvian Ministry of Economy (; and Nicholas Stancioff, Director of the Energy Efficiency and Housing Conservation Bureau (

Date, time, time zone for call: Wednesday, May 15, 2013; 12:00 p.m. EDT

Brief description of call: This webinar will provide an overview of Latvia’s Energy sector and its connection to the ongoing modernization of the Baltic Energy Market. U.S. Ambassador to Latvia Mark Pekala and his guests will offer both public and private sector views on energy opportunities, including the current state of the market and the unique benefits of Latvia’s position at the center of the Baltic market. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions directly to Ambassador Pekala and his guests during the Q&A portion of the call. Future events will focus on business and export opportunities in other sectors, including woodworking, manufacturing, tourism, and investment opportunities.

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