Which country do you think has installed 19 wind turbines versus the United Kingdom’s 2 in the past year besting the U.K.'s power production from onshore wind by over 100 times (114MW versus 1MW)? Spain or Italy or maybe Mali or Namibia?
The answer is Ukraine. Ukraine, while fighting a war against Russia, has managed to begin “generating enough clean electricity to power about 200,000 homes just 60 miles from the frontline in the southern region of Mykolaiv, with 19 turbines providing an installed capacity of 114MW.”
“Ukraine’s largest private energy investor, DTEK, said its Tyligulska windfarm was on track to become the largest onshore windfarm in eastern Europe once complete. Maxim Timchenko, DTEK’s chief executive, said the farm was “a symbol of Ukraine’s resistance to Russian attempts to freeze Ukraine into submission”, which would help to “build Ukraine back greener and cleaner and become a key partner in Europe’s energy future”.
If Ukraine can build a windfarm in the midst of a war, what is stopping countries with far more resources that are at peace from doing so?