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2018 09 21
Visit of the Minister of Energy in Tokyo: renewable energy, closure of Ignalina NPP and energy security

On 18–20 September, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas visited Tokyo (Japan), where he met representatives of the Government and ministers and heads of the largest energy corporations to discuss possibilities and prospects for cooperation in energy sector.

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2018 09 18
Minister of Energy: It is of particular importance for us, that the EU contribution to decommissioning of the Ignalina NPP remains stable and adequate

On the 17th of September Rebecca Harms, the appointed rapporteur of the European Parliament’s (EP) Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), today (17 September), presented a draft ITRE report suggesting to allocate EUR 780 million in the next...

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2018 09 17
The door for launching synchronisation of the Baltic States was officially opened in Brussels

Today (14th of September) the technical scenario of synchronisation of the Baltic States’ electricity network with the continental European network was approved in Brussels and the green light was given to the Polish and Baltic States’ transmission system operators for submitting application to the ENTSO-E for the extension of...

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2018 08 15
Government to Consider a New Model for Development of Renewable Energy

On 10 August, the Ministry of Energy submitted a draft Law on Energy from Renewable Sources (RES) to the Government whereby a new support model is suggested for encouraging power plants to generate energy from RES. This will enable further development of renewable energy which is one of the key goals of the national strategy on energy.

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2018 08 01
Klaipėdos Nafta has increased its loading volume and income

The first half of this year was financially successful for KN (AB „Klaipėdos nafta“) – the operator of oil products and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. The preliminary data says that the company has earned EUR 52.4 million, and its net profit reached EUR 10.2 million – an increase of 38% if compared to the same period of the last year.

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2018 07 04
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Belarus Must Ensure Nuclear Safety not on Paper, but by Implementing all of the Recommendations in Practice

On the 4th of July the European Commission (EC) published the Astravets Nuclear Power Plant (hereinafter – Astravets NPP) stress test report. According to Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Belarus must rectify all deviations from international and...

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2018 06 22
Seimas Approves Progressive and Innovative Lithuanian Energy Strategy

On the 21 st June, the Seimas approved the revised National Energy Independence Strategy (hereinafter – the Strategy). The Strategy provides for four main directions of Lithuanian energy policy – energy security, the development of green energy, efficient energy consumption, and competitiveness and innovation.

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2018 06 18
Lithuanian–Dutch Forum on Sustainable Energy in Vilnius

A high-level Lithuanian-Dutch bilateral forum on sustainable and efficient energy organised by the Embassy of the Netherlands in conjunction with the Ministry of Energy and Enterprise Lithuania has taken place in Vilnius on the 15th of June. President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who was on a state visit to...

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2018 06 13
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Lithuania Supports Ambitious EU Renewable Energy Targets

On 11 June, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended a meeting of the EU Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council in Luxembourg. The Council continued negotiations on European Union targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2030, as well as on the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy...

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2018 06 12
Statement Regarding Infrastructure Projects Important for Synchronization of the Electricity Network with Europe

Upon the emergence of misleading interpretations regarding reconstruction of the North-East Lithuanian (hereinafter – N-EL) transmission network, the Ministry of Energy confirms once again, that the purpose of this project is synchronization of the electricity network with the grid of Western Europe. This...

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2018 05 24
Green light is on for a strategic gas pipeline between Lithuania and Poland

Lithuanian and Polish gas transmission system operators (TSOs) AB Amber Grid and GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. have signed a grid Connection Agreement on Thursday to invest into Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL) thus starting a construction stage of the project.

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2018 05 17
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: Each Country is Looking for its Future Energy Success Story

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas attended the 10 th  European Economic Congress that was held in Katowice, Poland this week. Together with Polish Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski, European Parliament member Claude Turmes, and representatives of the major Polish and...

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