Our electricity customers support also Romanian miners
Hornonitrianske Bane mines based in Prievidza, which supplies brown coal to a coal-fired power plant in Novaky, also employs Romanian miners.
Slovak mining survives mainly thanks to a so-called general economic interest. Based on this, the economy ministry orders Slovenske Elektrarne to generate electricity from brown coal extracted in Slovakia. Since this electricity production is a disadvantageous business for Slovenske Elektrarne, it must be subsidised by Slovak electricity consumers. They support coal mining with roughly 90 million euro per year via their electricity bills. No Slovak politician who had, or has power, had showed courage to abolish this general economic interest. If the next governments do not make any change, Slovak mining will be supported until 2035. Argument of politicians is simple, but unambiguous. More than 4,000 people, potential voters, who are employed at the mines Hornonitrianske Bane would lose their jobs if this support was cancelled. Slovak mining does not employ only Slovaks. Slovak electricity consumers support Slovak as well as foreign miners.
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Slovenske Elektrarne put the natural protection system at the third and fourth nuclear unit into operation. This system is an essential condition for delivering fresh nuclear fuel to both units.
Slovenské elektrárne totiž uviedli do prevádzky systém fyzickej ochrany areálu tretieho a štvrtého bloku. Ten je nevyhnutnou podmienkou pre dovoz čerstvého jadrového paliva.
According to the data published in the annual report of the company JESS, the new nuclear facility project has already swallowed almost 27 million euros.