Nuclear energy to become the basis of Russia’s economy?

Publish date: April 30, 2007

Future Russian NPPs will be built by the new government holding “Atomenergoprom”. According to First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, nuclear energy must become the basis of Russia’s energy sector.

Ivanov said that the biggest problem of Russia’s energy sector was the energy deficit – a problem that had to be solved.

According to him, the new nuclear holding “Atomenergoprom” must unite all of Russia’s nuclear power companies and an executive body taking centralized control over the Russian public nuclear power sector must be formed.

The new “Atomenergoprom” holding will be wholly controlled by the government, reported the Russian internet newspaper UTRO.Ru.