What are the dangers of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant to Lithuania?

Lithuania is stepping up its opposition to the nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, just across the common border, after reports of incidents at the construction site is coming in. A leading energy expert explains the dangers of the plant and what could be done to mitigating them.

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Lithuania to send note to Belarus over nuclear plant incident

Lithuania plans to send a diplomatic note to Belarus, asking the neighbouring country to provide it with the results of its investigation into a recent incident on the Astravyets nuclear power plant construction site.

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Lithuanian state-owned enterprises make €69.9m in profits in first quarter

State owned enterprises (SOEs) earned €69.9 million of normalized net profit over the first three months of 2016. Energy sector companies enjoyed 11.9% profit increase compared to the same period last year, shows the Management […]


Lithuanian industrialists criticise government’s energy strategy

Lithuania’s industrialists criticised the new state energy strategy for a lack of investment attraction measures that would improve Lithuania‘s competitiveness and economic development. Minister of Energy Rokas Masiulis agreed that the burden on the industry […]

Remigijus Lapinskas

Lithuanian to head up World Bioenergy Association

Remigijus Lapinskas was elected as the new president of the World Bionenergy Association in Istanbul. For many years Mr. Lapinskas has headed the Lithuanian biomass energy association Litbioma. “The fact that I was elected to […]