Posts tagged as Belarusian electricity

Latvian Prime Minister: Latvia will not buy Belarusian electricity

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

On Tuesday, the government decided that Latvia would stop buying Belarusian electricity if they started the Astravyets nuclear power plant,  Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said August 25. Kariņš said discussions on the security of the Astravyets plant had been ongoing in the government for a long time. With the protests in Belarus against President Alexander Lukashenko, security concerns have intensified. In response to the question whether it will be physically…

Can Lithuania close its grid to Belarusian nuclear energy?

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Lithuania is intent on banning electricity from Belarus’ new nuclear power plant from entering its grid, but its efforts might be in vain unless its Baltic neighbours are onboard. After it became clear that Vilnius’ protestations will not stop the launch of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Lithuania passed a law closing its border to electricity from Belarus and, by the same token, Russia. However, in order not to admit…