Electricity prices (PPS) are those for an average consumer with an annual consumption of 3500 kWh of which 1300 at night. Gas prices (PPS) are those for an average consumer with an annual consumption of 83.70 GJ. Data on PPS gas prices are not available for Malta, Cyprus, Norway, Finland and Greece (hence the last two are not included in the EU15 figure).
When the urge to give flowers takes you, choose a potted plant from a local supplier. A lot of exotic flowers are grown in greenhouses great distances away. Aside from the issue of transport, there can be high social and environmental costs. For example, in Colombia, the flower industry uses enormous quantities of polluting pesticides, and in Kenya, horticulture requires a lot of water which reduces local water resources. As an alternative ask your flower shop for Fairtrade or organically produced flowers.
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