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Ukrainian Wind Energy Association: renewables can ensure energy independence

The Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA) is calling for governments to phase out fossil and nuclear sources as soon as possible while further developing renewables.

“The current war in Ukraine has demonstrated once more the great dangers which are corresponding with an energy supply scheme that is largely based on fossil and nuclear energy sources,” read the press statement. “One-sided dependencies are a potential cause not only for major tensions and for an unbalanced distribution of economic opportunities. They even entail a risk of war.”

UWEA has reminded that renewable energies, in particular wind, can be harvested everywhere, they are available in abundance and they are affordable. Accordingly, every country, every region, every community should use these energy sources as the basis for their independence and wellbeing. 

“We call upon all governments in the world to accelerate the switch to a complete, locally sourced renewable energy supply, in order to reduce tensions around limited fossil and nuclear energy resources and to provide prosperity, peace and a healthy environment to citizens and communities around the world,” concluded the statement.

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