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30.05.2011 13:59
Bulgarian Energy Minister: Govt. Is Favorable for Shale Gas
The government will look to further diversify the energy supplies of the country which is mainly dependent on energy resources import, Traikov said
AUTHOR: publics.bg


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Energy security is part of the national security plan, Bulgarian energy minister Traicho Traikov said during the Parlamentary Assembly of NATO which took place in Golden Sands resort, near Varna.

 
The government will look to further diversify the energy supplies of the country which is mainly dependent on energy resources import, Traikov said. In his words the government would back the shale gas exploration in Bulgaria, as well as other local energy alternatives. The gas interconnections are currently underway and the government is in dialog with Azerbaijan for possible marine transportation of CNG to Bulgaria.
 
As coal power plants would continue to play major role in the country’s energy supply, the government would take more energy efficiency measures and implement “clean technologies” in order to reduce CO2 emissions, Traikov added.
 
He commented that the perspectives of nuclear and hydro energy is not to be underestimated, even though the nuclear matters were still related to Russia. Traikov précised that the government was also trying to balance the renewable sector with biomass and solar in order to diversify the energy supply.

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