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EuFoA calls for common EU-Armenia efforts to stop waste of gas

EuFoA calls for common EU-Armenia efforts to stop waste of gas

The announcement of sharply increased gas prices for Armenia have sparked many questions about social and geo-political consequences. Discussions on the exact extent, the timing and the handling of the price increase are still on-going and will hopefully lead to a feasible solution. Meanwhile, it is worth looking at the large potential for helping Armenian citizens […]

Fighting hydros: Armenian village residents oppose government plans to “harness” their river

A fresh tide of environmental protest is starting in Armenia – this time against the construction of a hydro-power plant in the Ijevan preserve. Ecologists say the construction will damage the entire eco-system of the area and will increase landslides. The Government had approved the construction on the Paghjur (Khachaghbyur) river in the northeastern Tavush […]

Armenia, Iran Set New Date For Power Plant Construction

Armenia, Iran Set New Date For Power Plant Construction

After years of delay, Armenia and Iran will finally start building this August a major hydroelectric plant on a fast-flowing river marking their border, officials said on Monday. Official Armenian and Iranian sources said an agreement to that effect was reached during Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou’s weekend visit to Yerevan. Namjou met with President […]

Global Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants Alive

Global Nuclear Retreat? Armenia, Others Aim to Keep Plants Alive

While Japan is now trying to run its economy without nuclear energy for the first time since 1970, the post-Fukushima world’s continued dependence on atomic power is probably best illustrated on the other side of Asia. Armenia is vowing to keep its one nuclear reactor running, despite international pressure to close the 32-year-old Soviet-designed plant, […]

Sarkisian, Aliyev Spar Over Nuclear Safety

Sarkisian, Aliyev Spar Over Nuclear Safety

SEOUL, South Korea—President Serzh Sarkisian was quick to respond to Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, who on Tuesday expressed concern over Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant during a speech at the Nuclear Security Summit. On the issue of nuclear security in the region, Aliyev said Armenia’s Nuclear Power Plant, which was built in 1976, was already outdated. […]

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