Ukraine inches forward on cleaner, affordable energy

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Oct. 11, 2012, 11:02 p.m. | Business — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych (R) and Party of Regions ally Rinat Akhmetov (C) during an Oct. 4 visit to a Zaporizhya wind power station launched by Akhmetov. Already controlling nearly half of Ukraine’s coal, ore mining, steel, thermoelectric generation and most of electricity exports, DTEK now has its sights on becoming a major alternative energy producer.

Yuriy Onyshkiv

Yuriy Onyshkiv served as the Kyiv Post's political reporter from 2010-2013. He is now a coal reporter for Argus Media.

A handful of alternative energy investment projects unveiled in recent weeks are providing a glimmer of hope that Ukraine’s fragile economy may someday run on cleaner, more efficient power.

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