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2020 12 21
Launch of the Virtual Energy Startup Education Programme

The Ministry of Energy invites to learn more about how to build an energy startup in your country remotely and for free and why it is worth doing so. Participants will find more than 80 chapters and 3.5 hours of filmed training content in the interactive training programme launched on 18 December. The programme will include success stories of energy startups, an overview of ...

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2020 11 30
Hydrogen platform being developed in Lithuania to promote advanced energy technologies

The Ministry of Energy and 19 organisations, including the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, business associations and large energy companies, have signed an agreement on the establishment of a hydrogen platform in Lithuania. The signatories have agreed to cooperate in the creation and ...

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2020 11 30
Ministry of Energy recognised as the most professional state-owned enterprise controller

The Governance Coordination Centre presented the traditional State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) Good Corporate Governance Index. The Ministry of Energy was distinguished for its professionalism and recognised as the institution that best ensures the supervision of SOEs and implements key good governance practices.

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2020 11 26
The Government approved Lithuania’s accession to international agreements on nuclear damages indemnification

The Government today approved draft legal acts on accession to international agreements, which will create preconditions for strengthening Lithuania’s ability to claim damages and receive higher compensation in the event of a nuclear accident in a foreign state. The final decisions will be made by the ...

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2020 11 23
The European Commission approves state aid measures to secure long-term operation of Klaipėda LNG terminal

The European Commission (EC) has positively evaluated Lithuania’s goals to secure long-term competitive supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by purchasing and operating the LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) by the right of ownership after 2024 and has approved of granting state aid. According ...

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2020 11 19
Lithuania and Flanders to strengthen cooperation in the field of renewable energy

On the 19 November 2020 the Lithuanian minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Flemish minister of Energy,  Zuhal Demir signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), confirming their joint commitment to strengthen cooperation in the area of renewable energy. Through this MoU both ministers express their strong interest in ...

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2020 11 03
Litgrid sets zero capacity for commercial electricity flow Belarus after Astravets NPP starts generating electricity

Lithuanian electricity transmission system operator Litgrid, while implementing the Law on Necessary Measures to Protect Against Unsafe Threats of Nuclear Power Plants in Third Countries, has set zero capacity for commercial electricity flow from Belarus.

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2020 10 06
Minister of Energy appeals to the European Commission and EU energy ministers regarding the Belarusian NPP

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas has appealed to European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson regarding implementation of the recommendations of the EU stress tests related to nuclear safety at the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP). The European Commission (EC) is being called upon to make every effort ...

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2020 10 02
The Baltic states’ Synchronisation Project receives a record support

On Thursday, the Steering Committee of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which brings together representatives of all European Union (EU) states, approved the European Commission’s (EC) proposal to allocate EUR 720 million to support key projects in the second phase of synchronization. In total, the EU has spent more than EUR 1 billion on synchronization ...

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2020 09 30
Baltic Sea Region countries sign a declaration on cooperation in the development of offshore wind

A joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea was signed today in Szczecin, Poland. The declaration was signed by the European Commission and eight countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Germany.

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2020 09 25
Conversation between Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and the head of the IAEA touches on Belarusian NPP safety issues

On the margins of the 64th Annual Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference taking place this year on 21-25 September, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas discussed the situation with the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) project ...

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2020 09 23
Luxembourg and Lithuania to continue cooperating in the field of renewable energy

Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Luxembourg’s Minister for Energy Claude Turmes signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy.

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