Wind Power News: Russia
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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 . . . Complete story »
In another threat, wind turbines and hydroelectric dams have sprung up in reindeer herding areas that had been protected, cutting grazing and forcing the Sami off their traditional land. Olav Mathias-Eira is a reindeer-herder. So was his father. And his father’s father. He is a member of the Sami community, one of the largest indigenous groups remaining in Europe, and his family have been herding reindeer in the same stretch of the Norwegian Arctic since the 1400s. But, because of . . . Complete story »