In 2002, the Russian nuclear power facilities are expected to produce 144 billion kilowatt/hours of electricity, or 7 billion more than was the target for this year, RIA Novosti was told at the press center of Rosenergoatom nuclear power concern. This year, electricity generation at nuclear facilities will also increase by 7 billion kilowatt/hours year-on-year. The Russian nuclear power sector has a great potential for further boosting the efficiency of nuclear power reactors. There is also a reserve in the utilisation rate of installed capacity of power units. The world's average indicator is 79 percent, Russia's approximately 70 percent.
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory