Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:28
A group of Lithuanian lawmakers propose that the Seimas should formally invite Polish, Latvian and Estonian parliamentarians to join initiatives to block electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 16:32
Estonia and Lithuania have so far failed to agree on how the Baltic power grids are to be synchronized with the Western European system and a memorandum of understanding will not be signed during the EU summit on Thursday, as planned, Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said, adding that this might be done later this year.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 16:27
DELFI / Audrius Solominas
Lithuania aims to generate 100 percent of its electricity domestically in the future, with 80 percent of the total power demand to be met using renewable resources, according to a draft new National Energy Strategy.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:36
Lithuania will try to prove the need for an international expert body for the Astravyets nuclear power plant under the construction in Belarus at a high-level meeting of the parties to the Espoo Convention that is starting in Minsk on Monday.
Monday, June 12, 2017 09:28
President Dalia Grybauskaite has promised to help Ukraine to block initiatives for expanding the Nord Stream gas pipeline linking Russia with Germany as Brussels prepares to open talks with Moscow.
Friday, June 9, 2017 15:01
Two terminals could operate on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea controlled by the three Baltic states – in Lithuania's Klaipėda and in Estonia, which could build a small terminal, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis stated on Friday. In his words, the two terminals would supplement each other along with the Inčukalns gas storage facility in Latvia.
Friday, June 9, 2017 09:48
The prime ministers of the three Baltic states are visiting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipėda on Friday as part of the so-called LNG tour that was kicked off in Estonia to provide a platform for the prime ministers to discuss a regional LNG terminal and the possibility to secure European support.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 09:20
Lithuania will be able to prepare for imposing an embargo on Belarusian electricity once its parliament declares the nuclear power plant under construction in Astravyets, a mere 50 kilometers from Vilnius, a threat to national security, Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 09:58
The new energy strategy, which should define Lithuania's objectives in the energy sector until 2050, will be presented to the ruling coalition on Wednesday before it is presented to the general public shortly.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:03
Natural gas for residents and all household consumers in Lithuania will go up by 5-8 percent from July after expiry of the 2014 gas discount granted by Gazprom.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:12
Amid doubts whether Lithuania's efforts to impose an embargo on electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus will be compatible with WTO rules, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that the country will ensure that power from unsafe facilities has no access to its market.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:02
The European Commission's vice-president in charge of the energy union says that the Baltic countries could synchronize their power grids with the continental European system via a single LitPol Link line by expanding its capacity and that the project could receive EU support.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 13:02
Russia's gas giant Gazprom must compensate European gas consumers for losses they suffered due to its non-transparent gas trade practices, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said after meeting with Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission's Vice-President for Energy Union in Vilnius on Wednesday.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:17
The prime ministers of the three Baltic countries and Poland on Monday reached a preliminary agreement on synchronizing the power grids of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the continental European network via the existing interconnection between Lithuania and Poland, known as LitPol Link, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 09:19
France's Alstom has paid 13 million euros in compensation to Lithuania as ordered by London's Southwark Crown Court in a case in which the French group's Swedish energy unit Alstom Power was accused of corruption in Lithuania.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 15:54
The European Commission and the Russian gas giant Gazprom should hold negotiations on new commitments, as the current ones no longer reflect the reality and will have no effect upon Central and Eastern European gas markets, says Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas.
Friday, April 28, 2017 09:22
DELFI / Vilma Deveikytė
Lithuania and the other states of the Baltic Sea region should sign a memorandum of understanding in June on synchronization of the Baltic states with continental Europe via Poland. The document should give an impetus to the preparations for synchronized work of the networks.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 16:37
The Vilnius City Council decided on Tuesday to turn to the Stockholm arbitration for compensation of damages caused by the French concern Veolia and its company Vilniaus Energija during lengthy lease of the city's heating sector after they disagreed with the claim of about 200 million euros filed by the city.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 15:51
The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday adopted a bill to restrict electricity imports from the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus and other unsafe nuclear facilities in third countries.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:26
There is a consensus among member countries of the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) that the Baltic power grids have to be synchronized with the Western European system via Poland, but details, such as the need for a second LitPol Link, remain to be worked out.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 08:51
RIA / Scanpix
Russia's nuclear energy giant Rosatom, which is building the Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus, had plans to gain a foothold in Lithuania, according to declassified material provided by the State Security Department to the parliament's Committee on National Security and Defence.
Friday, April 7, 2017 08:49
Heating prices in Vilnius should grow by 8.2 percent from June, the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices decided on Thursday. However, after the ruling coalition decided to cancel the value-added tax privilege (9 pct), the heating prices in Lithuania's capital city should climb much higher.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:01
The city of Vilnius has submitted a 200-million-euro claim to Veolia and Vilniaus Energija (Vilnius Energy), the French group's local subsidiary whose 15-year lease on the Lithuanian capital's heating system ended this week, seeking compensation for damage caused to the assets during the lease period.
Monday, March 20, 2017 11:58
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The statement by a Polish governmental official that the country would not buy electricity from the Belarusian Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) sent an important signal to Lithuania, says Lithuanian political scientist Andzejus Pukšto.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 14:10
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 15:05
Traditional and Renewable Energy Forum will be held for the sixth time in Vilnius on 26 April. Each year the event brings together energy sector leaders and is dedicated to provide a strategic energy outlook in the Baltic region, discuss the issues of regional cooperation, analyse changes taking place in the gas, electricity and renewable’s sector.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:15
The Belarusian attitude towards the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in its territory undermines the importance of international conventions in the settlement of disputes on possibly negative environmental effects of nuclear utilities, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:34
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to focus on energy issues, such as the planned synchronization of the Baltic power transmission grids with the Western European system and the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, during Thursday's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 09:20
Lithuanian Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas says that an agreement has been reached with Latvia to appoint a group of experts to look at possible ways of blocking electricity from Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, which could signal a positive shift in the neighboring country's more reserved position toward the facility under construction some 50 kilometers from Vilnius.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:05
Amid the discussions in Lithuania on ways to halt the construction of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Belarus, Lithuania's Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is addressing the issue in Latvia on Wednesday.