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first_img Please enter a valid email address. Such is life in the country’s fourth-largest state, a place known for wide-open spaces, rugged individualism, and tight-knight small communities. It’s also a place with one of the nation’s oldest populations — nearly 18% of its residents are 65 or older. Though older people are most vulnerable to the virus that causes Covid-19, many live far from the nearest hospital, and most of those are relatively small.Here in Montana — with 1 million people spread over an area 19 times the size of Massachusetts, and 45 documented cases, mostly in larger cities — the response has been something of a microcosm of the national reaction: a patchwork of closures and protective measures that have varied from place-to-place. But it also reflects the unique character of a state where the government has been remarkably practical, but there remain pockets of mistrust of big government and people take matters into their own hands. Even where there were no formal disruptions to business, people began staying home. In towns where the restaurants and bars remained open, business was not great, tables and counters were going empty. And yet, many resisted.advertisement Tags Coronaviruspublic health BUTTE, Mont. — The little town of Libby, a former mining hub of 2,700 that’s closer to Canada and Idaho than to most of Montana’s big cities, is no stranger to distances. So when Montana’s governor announced on March 15 that the state’s schools were closing as a social distancing measure to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, Libby schools superintendent Craig Barringer responded differently than his colleagues in more densely populated states.Two-thirds of the 800 students in his far-flung district ride the bus and probably wouldn’t be able to come to school to collect lunches or homework assignments. Instead, the schools would deliver to them. He posted sign-up sheets and within hours had 16 buses full of teams of two ready to go.“We’re pretty isolated,” Barringer said in interview. “It’s a beautiful place, but we’re a long ways from everything. … We are living in uncharted waters,” he added. “We’ll do everything we can to make this a little easier on people.”advertisement That means a 100-mile bus ride to deliver lunch and homework packets to a single fourth-grader. When the school kitchens resumed after spring break, Barringer deployed his buses to deliver lunches to both kids and senior citizens and other high-risk people in Libby who aren’t able to go out. Related: U.S. communities are braced for coronavirus outbreaks. Seattle is already in the thick of it Privacy Policy About the Author Reprints And while news deserts have created serious issues, Weiss said outlets are stepping up as the pandemic spreads.“Many want to know what to tell their local readers/listeners/viewers about what to expect locally, how their local hospital is likely to handle things and in general what residents in their media area can do to stay healthy and accommodate to the isolation.”But larger public-health issues remain, including the nationwide problem of a lack of widespread testing. To date, the state has tested nearly 1,000 people, ahead of other areas on a per capita scale, but not enough tests to cover everyone potentially exposed.In a study published this week, the Bozeman-based Headwaters Economics partnered with regional news magazine High Country News to tally the toll of hospital closures in rural areas and lack of access. The findings are worrisome for this region, but perhaps even more for the rest of the country: Some 15% of Americans 65 or older live in a county with no hospital beds at all.“Granted, the virus is able to come more slowly to isolated communities, so they do have time on their side,” said Headwaters economist Megan Lawson, who developed the study. “But when it does arrive, the larger hospitals are able to plan.”Lawson said rural communities without hospital capacity might have time to ramp up mobile testing and to think about pop-up medical care options.In Montana and other parts of the rural Rocky Mountain West, that concern includes Native American communities. This state has eight federally recognized tribes and seven reservations, dependent on a federal Indian Health Service system that has lagged for years.“Right now folks are talking about resources in the communities that are already hit, but we wanted to draw attention to places where it hasn’t yet arrived,” said Lawson. Health‘A long ways from everything’: In Montana, distance is shaping the coronavirus response center_img Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Doctors warn an inability to smell could be a symptom of Covid-19 — but caution the evidence is preliminary Related: @kemc By Kathleen McLaughlin March 24, 2020 Reprints In many ways, it’s been a combination of the state’s relative remoteness, small population, and political will that has allowed it to get out front of some other places in its pandemic response.Empty bar stools on St. Patrick’s Day at the Oxford Cafe in Missoula, where customers can only get takeout. Sara Diggins for MissoulianAn “open” sign on Front Street in downtown Missoula is turned off, as many businesses shut down in response to Covid-19. Sara Diggins for STATLast Friday, Gov. Steve Bullock announced the closure of all bars, restaurants, health clubs, casinos, and places where crowds would gather. Neighboring Wyoming issued a similar order a day earlier. Meanwhile in Idaho, Montana’s western neighbor, which has roughly twice as many confirmed Covid-19 cases, the governor has left even school closure decisions up to local governments.“Both young and older Montanans, in urban and rural communities, have tested positive for coronavirus making it even more clear that this virus impacts us all and that these actions are imperative to protecting our friends and neighbors,” Bullock said in a news release announcing his decision.The governor, a Democrat at the end of his second term who is running for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Steve Daines, said the state faces “extraordinary health risks.” Kathleen McLaughlin Leave this field empty if you’re human: Bullock’s order followed a smattering of local closures that began on March 16 when Butte, a copper mining town and host of legendary St Patrick’s Day celebrations that draw up to 30,000 people, took the extraordinary step of shutting down bars and restaurants and canceling the annual holiday parade. County health officials in larger cities including Missoula, Bozeman, and Billings followed suit. Later in the week, the Montana Standard newspaper reported that Butte had no arrests on St Patrick’s Day, for the first time in recent memory.But not everyone believes the response is warranted. John Runkle, owner of the Dirty Shame Saloon in Yaak, in the most remote corner of northwestern Montana, said in a phone interview the day before Bullock announced the closures that his bar wouldn’t shut down.“We don’t worry about the coronavirus up here. We’re an hour away from the nearest minor city and there aren’t any cases here,” said Runkle. “We’re taking precautions. On the other hand, I still think a lot of this is hype.”That sentiment persists in pockets, but is growing less prevalent. One Facebook post from a Great Falls bar about a “Coronavirus Party” was been pulled down, and there is a shift in attitude toward focusing on community protections and charity donations. Counties close to national parks are concerned about a steady influx of visitors and tourists.Farms and homes dot the hillside of the Mission Mountain foothills near the 800-person community of St. Ignatius on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana. Sara Diggins for STATIts remoteness has given Montana time to get ahead of other states in other proactive steps. Last week, for example, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath advised judges across the state to review case rosters and release “without bond, as many prisoners as you are able.”Local newspapers, cut to the bone like some many across the country, lost most of their dedicated health and science reporters years ago, but even so, as the pandemic has spread and consumed much of the state’s attention, local coverage of the virus ramped up. Rick Weiss, director of SciLine, a Washington, D.C.-based service that offers assistance and expertise to news reporters on science stories, said it’s a challenging time for local news outlets everywhere.“Local news outlets have largely lost any dedicated health reporters they may once have had, which means general assignment reporters or others pulled off of other desks are picking up the burden, often with little science background and lacking any kind of a contact list of experts who could help them,” Weiss said in an email, noting that in a media briefing last week for 200 reporters, 44% worked for local news outlets. Three homes near the Clark Fork river in Missoula shine in the setting sun one evening last week. Many Montanans are choosing to remain inside in response to Covid-19. SARA DIGGINS FOR STATlast_img read more

first_img“We want to understand what neighborhoods look like, and we think that by using individual-level data and computer algorithms we can redraw neighborhoods and get a more precise picture,” said Assistant Professor Seth Spielman, director of the CU-Boulder Census Research Node. Published: April 23, 2013 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A person searching through the massive expanse of data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in search of details about a specific neighborhood may increasingly find statistics with colossal margins of error, such as an average income of $50,000 plus or minus $50,000. A geographer at the University of Colorado Boulder, one of eight nodes of the National Science Foundation’s newly created Census Research Network, has been granted a five-year $1.4 million grant to see if he can change that.Assistant Professor Seth Spielman, director of the CU-Boulder Census Research Node and a researcher at CU-Boulder’s Institute for Behavioral Science, said the margin of error for neighborhood-level information collected by the U.S. Census Bureau hasn’t always been so dismal. The quality of the data from the American Community Survey — the portion of the census that asks residents about their age, household makeup, education levels and income, among other facts — has been limited by the Census Bureau’s budget and rigid census-reporting boundaries that have not changed in more than half a century, Spielman said.The erosion of high-quality data affects a range of social services, since funding for those programs is often linked to Census Bureau data for metrics such as poverty.Spielman thinks the key to reducing the margin of error lies in redefining how the boundaries are drawn around neighborhoods so that more similar people are grouped together. But to do that, he needs to dive into the highly secured data that actually bundles together information for individuals, including where they live, their race, how much they make and how many children they have.“We want to understand what neighborhoods look like, and we think that by using individual-level data and computer algorithms we can redraw neighborhoods and get a more precise picture,” Spielman said.Census data on communities currently is available for small regions known as census tracts. When these groupings were originally made, in the 1960s, they were designed by local committees to delineate similar sections of cities so that individual neighborhoods could be studied. But as the decades have rolled by, the makeup of many of the census tracts has changed, and now some tracts encompass parts of multiple, widely varying neighborhoods. The disparity within the tracts, and the fact that fewer people are now being sampled in each tract, has inflated the margins of error.Spielman is now using CU-Boulder’s Janus supercomputer to test an algorithm that will allow for computer-assisted redrawing of neighborhood lines in the United States. Spielman doesn’t propose that the old census tract lines be discarded, since it’s important that tracts can continue to be compared over time. But the new neighborhood lines might give people a more reliable way to understand what’s going on inside a city.The algorithm is still a work in progress. Spielman and David Folch, a postdoctoral researcher at CU-Boulder’s Institute for Behavioral Science, are using the supercomputer to comb the ocean of government data for areas in which people are the most similar. Those similarities could include everything from race to family size to whether an individual commutes by bike or is a veteran. “However we group things together, the best grouping is the grouping that results in a neighborhood that has the highest level of similarity,” Spielman said. “For all the variables, we just want to maximize how similar the neighborhoods are.”Once the algorithm is finished, Spielman will apply it to individual-level data stored on secure servers in Washington, D.C. The resulting neighborhoods, however they may look, would not provide individual-level data to the public.Spielman is collaborating on the project with Nicholas Nagle, assistant professor of geography at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. The seven other nodes of the NSF Census Research Network are at Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Duke University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Nebraska Lincoln and Northwestern University.Contact: Seth Spielman, [email protected] Laura Snider, CU media relations, [email protected] Categories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyCampus CommunityNews Headlineslast_img read more

first_imgPhoto: JIS PhotographerMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton addresses journalists at the post sectoral debate press briefing, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on May 22. Cabinet to Receive Regulatory Framework Draft for Industrial Hemp CommerceMay 23, 2014Written by: Latonya Linton Cabinet to Receive Regulatory Framework Draft for Industrial HempJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedGovernment to Host Logistics Hub Forum Targetting Overseas Investors A draft of the proposed regulatory framework for industrial hemp will be submitted to Cabinet shortly.“This will pave the way for a viable chain to be developed around the hemp industry in Jamaica,” Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has said.The Minister was speaking at the post sectoral debate press briefing, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on May 22.Noting that more than 25,000 uses can be derived from the hemp plant, Mr. Hylton said Jamaica has an opportunity to carve out its niche in the industrial hemp global market, which will also support related efforts to develop other industries from cannabis sativa, such as medical marijuana.He also informed that a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the University of the West Indies and Strains of Hope, a United States based Foundation, in marijuana research for the development and exploitation of medical products.Meanwhile, Mr. Hylton said that Jamaica Promotions Corporation will shortly sign a US$249,000 grant agreement with Compete Caribbean, which will be used to develop national accreditation standards for medical tourism, and to undertake gap analysis for local players in the sector. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedGarmex Freezone to be Modified to Facilitate Logistics Activities Story HighlightsA draft of the proposed regulatory framework for industrial hemp will be submitted to Cabinet shortly.“This will pave the way for a viable chain to be developed around the hemp industry in Jamaica,” Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has said.The Minister was speaking at the post sectoral debate press briefing, held at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on May 22. Advertisements RelatedTechnology Coming to Reduce Internet Service Costslast_img read more

first_img Comments are closed. December 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM 1 Comment HomeNewsCrimeArrest in carjacking case Dec. 20, 2019 at 6:57 pmCrimeFeaturedNewsArrest in carjacking caseeditor1 year agoNo tags SMPD released the following information on Friday afternoon:On October 15, 2019 a group of three males carjacked a victim in the area of 17th and Bryn Mawr Ave. One of the suspects used a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The suspects also stole the victim’s wallet and cellular phone.On October 16th, the Los Angeles School Police found the stolen vehicle with someone sleeping inside. A replica handgun was found inside the vehicle and the individual was arrested. Detectives were able to trace the actions of this suspect and found him to be in the area during the time of the carjacking and were able to obtain surveillance photos of the other two suspects.Santa Monica Detectives worked with Los Angeles School Police to identify the other two suspects and they were taken into custody. Two of the suspects were adults and the other a juvenile.The primary suspect Noel Trambriz (08-24-1996) from Los Angeles was sentenced to three years in prison. Santos Yonathan Alvarado (02-03-2001) from Los Angeles is still in custody and will return back to court in February 2020. The minor was taken to Eastlake Juvenile Hall.share on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment Probably the first of many trips to state prison for Noel Tambriz. James Bell says: Laughing Matters – All I Want For ChristmasButtigieg-Warren clash on campaign trail spills into debateYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

first_img Chris Donkin AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 JUN 2018 Italy’s 5G spectrum auction plans were cast into doubt as reports emerged broadcasters had launched a legal appeal against rules for vacating the 700MHz band, while separately the country’s mobile operators were tipped to boycott the whole process.Within hours of each other, separate news reports emerged on Reuters and Bloomberg suggesting the auction – tipped to raise €2.5 billion for the government – would not be as straightforward as suggested when communications regulator Agcom unveiled plans in May.Sources quoted by Reuters revealed broadcasters Mediaset and Claro Communication lodged a joint appeal to an Italian court against the rules set out for the upcoming auction, which require them to clear frequencies in the 700MHz band currently used for broadcast services by 2022.Although vacating the frequencies is subject to EU legislation, any legal action on timelines or other issues would still likely delay the auction while the process is underway, potentially risking a “leading position” in European 5G Italian politicians were extremely vocal about in late 2017.ShunnedAs revelations of legal action came to light, separate reports in Bloomberg suggested the country’s mobile operators were mulling boycotting the auction altogether.Its sources said operators believed the starting price was too high and bidding rules too rigid for them to take part as it is currently structured.Complaints were also raised that mobile operators would be unable to use the 700MHz band – which is said to offer higher grade 5G services – until 2022.Italy’s planned 5G auction will be organised by the Ministry of Economic Development and will cover the sale of frequencies in 694MHz to 790MHz; 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz; and 26.5GHz to 27.5GHz bands.It planned to offer two blocks of 80MHz and two of 20MHz in the 3.6GHz to 3.8GHz bands, while five lots of 200MHz will be available in the 26.5GHz to 27.5GHz bands. Home Italian authorities face double blow over 5G auction 5G auction700MHz auctionItaly Tags Google dismisses Italy claims of market position abuse Ofcom completes 5G spectrum allocation Serie A, Google give piracy apps the boot Previous ArticleSamsung start-up unit sets up AI venture fundNext ArticleZTE pursues $11B credit line in US comeback bid Author Related Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more last_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – January 16, 2021 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications An intensive care consultant at University Hospital Limerick says hundreds of staff are out due to Covid-19 reasons.There are 141 patients with the virus in UHL – making it the second worst hit hospital in the country – and there’s only two critical care beds available in the facility.Cork University Hospital has the highest number of patients on site with the virus at 152, with only 1 critical care bed available. While there are 96 Covid patients at Letterkenny University Hospital.In total, there are 1,846 people with Covid-19 in hospital nationwide.Dr Catherine Motherway says staff absences are significantly impacting services across the University of Limerick Hospitals group:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Hospitals10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 96 Covid-19 patients at Letterkenny University Hospital Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGardai investigate an Inishowen Hairdressers operating during Level 5Next articleGovernment to confirm when special needs children can return to school News Highland Google+ Twitter Twitterlast_img read more

first_img An audio version of this story.1:04Marietta is now one of seven cities in Georgia where city council members have term limits.Like us on FacebookOn July 12, council members voted 6-1 to approve the term limits.Term limits are popular campaign promises, but Georgia State political science professor Jeff Lazarus said it doesn’t live up to the hype.“It’s kind of a lousy policy,” Lazarus said. “Really what they do is they create legislatures that are less effective, that produce fewer laws, get less of what they want when they’re negotiating with people in the executive branch and with lobbyists.”Turnover ImpactLazarus studies terms limits and said the body of research shows that when there’s turnover of elected officials, staff members who have been around longer often have to pick up the work. He said lobbyists also tend to have more influence while newly elected officials are still learning their jobs.“Academics are really, really bad at communicating our knowledge to politicians and policy makers. Many voters already think term limits are a really good idea because they sound good on paper,” Lazarus said. “In a short term way, if I’m a politician, it makes me more appealing to voters when I say, ‘I’m the one who’s going to drain the swamp. I’m going to enact term limits,’ and that helps me win my re-election the next time around.”City of Marietta Councilman Griffin Chalfant, who is running for re-election this year, said he agrees that term limits could mean losing experienced politicians. Initially, he opposed setting term limits.“I voted that way because I thought the question of term limits was really aimed at one person and that’s the person that’s been there 37 years,” Chalfant said.Chalfant said it seemed to target his colleague, Councilman Philip Goldstein, who has served on Marietta’s City Council since 1980.Voter ReferendumChalfant said he changed his mind and voted to pass the measure after residents approached him and pointed out that 80 percent of Marietta residents who voted in a nonbinding referendum in November 2016 voted in favor of term limits.“The way you present something for a ballot, when you’re laying out a question for a vote, you can end up with 80 percent,” Chalfant said. “But if you broke it down into specifics about it, I don’t think you would have that kind of result. But 80 percent is pretty overwhelming.”Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin said he and other council members were following through on a 2013 campaign promise.“I go to the same Kroger, the same church. As you have term limits, you get another group of people that will go to a different Kroger, a different church,” Tumlin said. “By giving more people more access, you’ll have a greater diversity of people representing our city and different insights, which I think is very, very important.”According to the Georgia Municipal Association, 23 of more than 500 cities in Georgia limit the number of terms mayors can serve. Only seven, including Marietta, limit council member terms.Click here to the see a list of cities that have term limits for mayors and city council members. “Local governments are self-determined by the residents and the citizens,” said Amy Henderson. “And within what the law allows, they do some self-determination, and I think that’s one of the things that make cities interesting, they do reflect the will of the people at the local level.”Todd Edwards, deputy legislative director of the ACCG: Georgia’s County Association, said only about four counties in Georgia have term limits: Macon-Bibb, Columbia, Telfair and Columbus. Two of them, Columbus and Macon-Bibb, have consolidated city-county governments.Term LimitsTumlin wrote an e-mail to city residents Friday.“Term limits will better allow for a ‘changing of the guard’ and bring in new innovative ideas and perspectives. Many of you have asked about the loss of experience, but I do not think that is an issue,” Tumlin wrote. “Many elected officials have already served on boards and committees throughout the city and know the amount of time and level of commitment involved in serving on City Council.”The mayor and council are now limited to three consecutive terms beginning in January 2018.Councilman Goldstein, who opposed the measure, was the only no vote Wednesday night because he said elections serve as term limits.“The citizens get to choose every four years whether they want someone new or if they want to return them back to office,” Goldstein said.Goldstein, who was elected to office at the age of 21, was the youngest council member in the city’s history. He said the loss of institutional memory can be harmful.“From a systems standpoint, that is not necessarily the best structure to go with. You have more of your staff that run things because they’re there longer, they know the process, and it weakens the system,” Goldstein said. “You lose the knowledge that you’ve already tried something and it didn’t work when you have a lot of turnover.”Legal AuthorityGoldstein also said he does not believe the city has the legal authority to set term limits.“Anything affecting the continuation in office or limitation thereof is reserved to an act of General Assembly of the state of Georgia,” Goldstein said. “If you check other cities, you’ll see that they’ve had charters legally amended or were originally written. The difference for Marietta is the city has tried to do itself by an act of the council.”Goldstein, who is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, presented a lengthy argument Wednesday night. He said the city of Kennesaw looked at changing term limits in 2015, but its city attorney determined it could only do so through an amendment to Kennesaw’s charter in the General Assembly.City of Marietta attorney Doug Haynie said the city tried to get an amendment to its charter through the Georgia General Assembly.“The city went to the Legislature to request that the state impose term limits on Marietta,” Haynie said. “They declined to do it. They couldn’t get enough signatures to get it to the floor of the Legislature.”“There’s no further action required,” Haynie said. “I feel it’s perfectly legal.” 1:04 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

first_imgUkrainian solar on the rise despite wary investorsSolar is booming in Ukraine thanks to attractive FIT rates but the country’s tarnished political system is keeping foreign investors out of the country, say industry insiders. August 12, 2013 Linas Jegelevicius Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Ukraine saw a 51.4% solar capacity hike in the first half-year of 2013, with 12 of the 23 solar power plants now in the country built during the period. Another seven solar PV facilities are due to go online at the end of the year, adding an extra 50 MW to the current solar capacity of 494 MW that has already cost investors more than US$480 million.Even more impressive gains were evident over the last two years: Ukrainian solar parks’ generated 333.6 million kWh of energy last year, marking a whopping 11-fold increase year-over-year, according to the country’s National Commission for Energy Regulation (NCER).”If Ukraine keeps up the pace, renewable energy sources may become the driving force of the Ukrainian economy,” said Viktor Janovskij, vice president of Ukraine’s Trade and Industry Chamber, at a recent meeting with representatives of the country’s Alternative Fuel and Energy Producer Association (AFEPA), adding that the the active investment in the RES sector would allow the creation of competitive production.”Indeed, this is not an exaggeration,” AFEPA President Vitalij Davij told pv magazine. “Ukraine possesses a huge potential in mechanical engineering. We’d unleash it if we started producing in our own facilities for the sector, especially solar PV material and devices and wind power turbines.”According to Davij, a “certain development” in that direction is already underway and the wind turbine company Fuhrländer Wind Technology, a joint German and Ukrainian company operating in the Kramatorosk Machinery Factory, serves as an example. The company launched the assembly factory for 2.5 MW wind turbines in Kramatorsk in east Ukraine last year.The good news about the rapid solar expansion in Ukraine comes amid the traditional energy sector’s troubles, which mostly stem from the exacerbating shortage of current assets, a result of the state’s socially oriented tariff policy.The list of the five most powerful new solar plants built in Ukraine this year includes two facilities in the Odessa Region — a 54.8 MW plant and a 43.4 MW installation – as well as a 29.3 MW solar plant in the Nikolajev Region. 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