Discussing life after Ignalina

  • 2009-10-22
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
Vilnius - The Ignalina nuclear plant will stop producing electricity at the end of 2009, as that plant's closure was a condition of Lithuania's entry to the European Union. The EU does not tolerate Soviet-built RBMK-1500 reactors on its territory. The disaster in Chernobyl made a huge impression. Ignalina currently generates up to 70 percent of the total electricity in Lithuania. This historic closure, and EU policy to reduce the effects of climate change, is a challenge for Lithuania.Next year, Lithuania will need 9.1 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity. More than half of it, i.e. 4.5 ...
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