Support The Moscow Times!

Rosatom's Wind Power Plan

State nuclear corporation Rosatom is planning to expand into wind power and will look for foreign partners to help build farms in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Ukraine, its equipment head said.

“We are looking for a technology partner. The desire of all world leaders [in wind technology] to take part in the Russian wind power market is there,” Vladimir Kashenko, chief executive of Rosatom’s equipment unit Atomenergomash, said late Friday.

Russia currently has almost no wind energy turbines because of its vast reserves of oil and gas, but the government has said it now wants 4.5 percent of power to come from renewable resources by 2020. That compares with just 1 percent of total electricity being generated from renewable resources in Russia today, and a European Union 2020 target of 20 percent. 


… we have a small favor to ask.

As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just 2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.


Read more