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Government relies on coal-fired power plants for energy, deputy Energy Minister said

Красимир Ненов
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The Territorial Development Plans submitted to the EU do not commit to closing mines or power plants, Krassimir Nenov, deputy energy minister, told BNR. 

"Bulgaria's energy security is guaranteed. The Territorial Plans provide for new jobs to be created in industries related to sustainable energy solutions, for social support and for diversification of the local economy," Nenov said, adding that the Bulgarian energy sector relies on the capacities of these mines and power plants. 
Nuclear energy is key for the country in the future, the deputy minister pointed out. "The government is working to build new nuclear capacities on the Kozloduy NPP site, with a new nuclear unit with a capacity of 1 GW to come on line by 2035 and another 1 GW a few years later," Ninov explained. 

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