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Saturday, 21.01.2017, 19:24
Lithuanian Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas says that it is possible to secure funding for the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's closure in the EU's new financial framework, but that will require huge efforts, writes LETA/BNS according to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported on Monday.
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Lithuania will appoint a special ambassador for coordination of institutional actions over the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus close to the Lithuanian border, writes LETA/BNS.
Belarusian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexaner Korol was on Thursday handed a note, urging him to provide detailed information about yet another incident involving the body of the reactor of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said lETA/BNS.
The Lithuanian and Swedish electricity markets should be connected by the second interconnection, NordBalt 2, by 2025, while the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project should be frozen, suggests a new energy strategy worked out by the outgoing Lithuanian Energy Ministry and presented by Minister Rokas Masiulis on Tuesday.
Lithuania's shut-down Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has completed cold tests of an interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (B1), one of its key decommissioning projects, which will be followed by hot tests that are scheduled to begin at the end of September and continue until summer 2017, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania expects that the Nord Pool electricity market will start limiting electricity supplies from the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant in 2018, the planned date of completion of the 1st nuclear block, informs LETA/BNS.
The decision made by Sweden's political parties not to suspend development of nuclear energy has highlighted the faults of the Lithuanian energy strategy, says energy expert Romas Svedas. In his opinion, the Swedish move showed the administration's consideration of the industry's wishes, while Lithuania no longer has a clear energy course, informs LETA/BNS.