Russian hydropower company RusHydro has launched a wind power plant in Russia’s Arctic region. It’s far from a signal that fossil-fuel-hungry Russia is going green, but it’s a start.
Deutsche Welle 25th April 2019 read more »
A floating nuclear power plant that environmental campaigners have dubbed “Chernobyl on ice” is ready to begin supplying electricity, Russia has announced. The Akademik Lomonosov is reportedly destined to provide power for a region in Russia’s far east, although its design means it could be towed wherever there is a need for extra electricity. Russia’s UK embassy tweeted that the 144m vessel, “the world’s only floating nuclear power unit, is ready to begin commercial operations following a series of successful tests on its twin KLT-40 reactor system”. While the ship is currently thought to be the only one of its kind, China is constructing a similar floating power station. It plans to place nearly two dozen in the South China Sea where Beijing is expanding its military presence.
Independent 25th April 2019 read more »