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Tuesday, 21.10.2014, 16:34
The decision made by the European Commission enabling the United Kingdom to finance the construction of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset, using state funds gives hope that support might be allocated for Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant (VAE) project as well, informs LETA/ELTA.
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Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis has not given a concrete answer whether Lithuania needs a new nuclear power plant (NPP) in Visaginas. According to him Lithuania is finding its feet regarding energy security, thus there is no need to rush with the decision, informs LETA/ELTA.
As the Lithuanian Ministry of Energy reviewed the final Ignalina nuclear power plant (NPP) decommissioning plan, it turned out that the closing price will stand at EUR 2.6 billion at least, while the closing deadline has been extended for 9 years, informs LETA/ELTA.
According to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, a nuclear power plant in Lithuania can only be constructed with a contribution of regional partners, reports LETA/ELTA.
According to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius, a study carried out by energy experts has not provided answers whether a new nuclear power plant is needed for Lithuania after all. This question can be answered only after considering arguments of all interested sides, reports LETA/ELTA.
Two largest Lithuania's energy projects, construction of Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant and decommissioning of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant, have stalled, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Vakaro zinios.
Lithuanian minister of energy Jaroslav Neverovich says that in the nearest future "new steps" will be made in relation to Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project, informs LETA/ELTA.