BAKU. Azerbaijan. May 16. With the phasing out of coal for electricity production by 2023, Slovakia will belong to the group of countries with the cleanest electricity productions in the European Union, Slovakian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Milan Lajčiak told Trend.
He noted that the response to the current energy crisis is diversification and greater use of renewable energy and local energy sources.
“Slovakia also relies on the use of nuclear energy, with which we have historically good experience. Diversification of energy sources and energy routes, mainly natural gas and crude oil, to European markets, is also a way to eliminate the dependence on Russian energy carriers,” said the envoy.
Lajčiak pointed out that with the ongoing energy transition, Slovakia’s energy security is closely connected with electricity, which is becoming increasingly important in electro-mobility and new electricity-based technologies.
“The production of energy and electricity from renewable sources is growing in Slovakia. After the commissioning of another 440 MW unit at the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant, my country will no longer depend on energy imports,” added the ambassador.
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