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2020 09 08
Lithuania’s energy innovation plan approved for an advanced energy sector

In order to achieve the goals established in the National Energy Strategy, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas has signed an order approving an action plan for strengthening the Lithuanian energy innovation ecosystem. This plan sets out more than 50 measures to develop and strengthen the energy innovation ecosystem in the areas of infrastructure,...

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2020 09 04
Regulatory environment is being created for the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea

The Ministry of Energy has prepared and is submitting to the Government a package of draft law aimed at creating a clear and transparent regulatory environment for the development of wind energy in the Baltic Sea. The draft law foresees that the offshore wind energy auction will take place in 2023.

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2020 09 02
Halfway almost reached in the implementation of the GIPL project which will connect the Baltic region and Europe

Today Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas visited a construction site of the gas pipeline link GIPL – the energy project of strategic importance for Lithuania and the Baltic region – in Alytus district, where the most complicated project works have been nearing completion. Almost 50 per cent of...

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2020 09 01
Another step towards membership of the International Energy Agency

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is conducting joint emergency response and in-depth energy review in Lithuania on August 31 until September 11. This is one of the key conditions for Lithuania’s accession to the IEA.

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2020 08 31
Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas: еhe IAEA must ensure the implementation of its mission at the Belarusian nuclear power plant

Today, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas once again discussed the situation regarding the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi. During the conversation, the Minister...

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2020 08 11
Minister Vaičiūnas appeals to the EC regarding Belarus’s actions in hastening the commissioning of the unsafe Belarusian NPP

In light of Belarus’s actions in hastening the commissioning of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP), Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas has appealed to the European Commission (EC) with a letter to European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson. The letter calls for every...

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2020 08 07
Minister Vaičiūnas: Belarus’s haste and division of licences is incompatible with nuclear safety

Belarus has announced that nuclear fuel has begun to be loaded into the first block of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP), even though the recommendations of international institutions and independent experts for ensuring nuclear safety have yet to be implemented. Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas emphasises...

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2020 08 06
Minister of Energy Ž. Vaičiūnas: nuclear safety is the responsibility of the IAEA, therefore tolerating the situation in Belarus BE is irresponsible

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas discussed the situation regarding Belarus Nuclear Power Plant (BE) with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) R.M. Grossi. During the discussion, the Minister noted that the IAEA being...

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2020 08 03
Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan has been updated

The Ministry of Energy, having regard to the recommendations of the European Commission (further – Commission), has updated the Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan. The Lithuanian Electricity Market Development and Implementation Plan presents the liberalization of the retail electricity supply market, the...

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2020 07 31
Žygimantas Vaičiūnas’ conversation with the US Secretary of Energy: the US involvement in the fight against the threats posed by the Astravets NPP is critical

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette. During the conversation, topical issues of energy security in Europe, the Baltic States and their neighbouring...

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2020 07 15
Minister of Energy invites Poland to participate in the Baltic electricity and gas markets

Yesterday in Warsaw, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas met with Poland’s Minister of Climate Michał Kurtyka, who is responsible for energy, and discussed progress in the synchronisation of the Baltic States with the synchronous grid of Continental Europe as well as implementation of the Harmony Link power interconnection...

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2020 06 23
Government reaches a decision on the Baltic Sea territory where wind turbines will be constructed

The Government made the decisions necessary for offshore wind development – a wind farm with a capacity of up to 700 MW is planned to be constructed by 2030 in a Baltic Sea territory nearly 30 kilometres from the shore. Offshore wind, which is one of the most efficient and promising energy sources, will make it possible to...

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