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Saturday, 26.09.2020, 21:19
In preparation to boycott Belarusian electricity after the country launches its Astravyets nuclear power plant, the Baltic states have drafted a common methodology for electricity trade that includes a system of certificates of origin, as sought by Lithuania, reported LETA/BNS.
Keyword tags: Baltic States – CIS, Belarus, Energy Market, Nuclear power plant
As Belarus plans to launch the Astravyets nuclear power plant's first reactor in November, Lithuania will once again ask Brussels to ensure that the nuclear facility does not come online until stress-test recommendations are implemented, LETA/BNS informed.
The Seimas of Lithuania has on Tuesday adopted a resolution stating that the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, now nearing completion, poses a threat to nuclear safety of the whole of Europe, therefore preparatory work for its operation, which is absolutely unacceptable due to the existing political instability, should be immediately suspended, informs LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's planned boycott of Belarusian electricity once the neighboring country launches its Astravyets nuclear power plant will not lead to a rise in electricity bills for households, Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas said LRT Radio, cites LETA/BNS.
Belarus has failed to implemented nuclear safety recommendations by the International Atomic Energy Agency's mission, which may have a negative impact on Astravyets nuclear power plant's safety, the Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI) said, LETA/BNS cites.
As Belarus gears up for the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuania has refused to exchanges emergency reserves with the countries of the so-called BRELL ring, which, besides Lithuania, includes Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Belarus, the 15min.lt news website information cites LETA/BNS.
s the Latvian government decides to stop electricity trade with Belarus following the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says it’s a positive decision that is important both for the implementation of the "anti-Astravyets" law and also for the power networks' synchronization project, wirtes LETA/BNS.