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Lithuanian Peasant and Greens Union (LVZS) has criticized the memorandum signed between the Ministry of Energy and the Japanese corporation Hitachi and is demanding to provide an alternative to the planned Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant project.
Lithuania's peasant party demands alternative to nuclear power plant project
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"It seems that this Government, just like its predecessor, will be trying to ignore the standards of the international Aarhus Convention and the best public administration practices by proposing only the nuclear power plant project and will not even submit to the public the calculations of an alternative solution. Any solid planning in a civilised country is carried out by submitting a backup plan and honestly considering a possibility of alternative energy policy," leader of the LVZS Ramūnas Karbauskis said in a statement.

According to the LVZS, the question of electricity links between Lithuania with Sweden and Poland has not been finalised, the projects have not guaranteed the European Union assistance. Meanwhile, the development of renewable energy is being artificially slowed down.

Karbauskis says that the ruling coalition has irresponsibly made a risky deal with the Japanese corporation, even though the liquefied natural gas terminal construction has not been completed yet.

"We would like to remind that the powerful Hitachi reactors will allow Lithuania to produce approximately 400-500 megawatts of electricity, while the remaining share will be left to Latvia and Estonia. This amount of energy can be produced by wind farms established in Lithuanian part of the Baltic Sea, not to mention the aggregate alternative energy development," Karbauskis claims.

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