Posts tagged as nuclear energy

Minsk to export nuclear energy to other markets due to Baltic boycott

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Belarus will export electricity to foreign markets after the launch of Astravyets nuclear power plant, the country’s Deputy Energy Minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said last week. The statement came after the Baltic states agreed to block Belarusian nuclear imports. Mikhadyuk said that various options for exporting Astravyets electricity were now being considred, Belarusian state news agency BelTA reported on September 3. “I am confident that with the introduction of the nuclear…

Lithuanian president asks Brussels to mediate in Baltic dispute over nuclear energy

Monday, June 29, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has turned to Brussels for mediation between the Baltic states over Belarusian nuclear energy boycott. “We have already agreed with the EC president [Ursula von der Leyen] that she should become a certain moderator for this whole process as our bilateral relations have not led to the result we hoped for,” Nausėda tolld Lietuvos Rytas TV. “We just need to present the text that could be…

Ukraine joins Lithuania’s boycott of Belarusian nuclear energy

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ukraine has agreed to join Lithuania’s boycott of electricity from Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says. “Although there have been various statements earlier, Ukraine’s message is clear now,” said Vaičiūnas after discussing the issue with Ukraine’s acting Energy and Environment Minister Olga Buslavets on Thursday. “[Ukraine] does not plan to buy and will not buy electricity from the nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets either…

Latvia ‘discussing’ Lithuania’s call to bar Belarus’ nuclear energy

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Latvia will not accept any compromises on the safety of Belarus’ Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP), Latvia’s President Egils Levits has said. However, the government is still considering whether to join Lithuania’s import ban of Belarus’ energy imports. Lithuania says the Astravyets NPP, located some 50 kilometers from Vilnius, fails to meet international safety and environmental standards, an allegation that Minsk denies. Lithuania has already ruled out buying any electricity…