UGCC Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk signs agreement with a university on alternative energy sources
According to the first hierarch, this is an exclusive agreement that the church signs with an academic institution for the first time.
The essence of the agreements is to establish cooperation between the church and the University on the use of alternative energy sources.
"We planned something similar at the Patriarchal Cathedral with His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar," Patriarch Sviatoslav said. "But the equipment that needed to be purchased abroad was too expensive."
Overall, as the Patriarch of the UGCC noted, energy carriers are very expensive, and, in particular, gas is very expensive. Therefore, we must learn how to use other alternative energy sources.
The first pilot project, within the framework of the agreement between the University of Oil and Gas and the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk of the UGCC, will be the installation of heating systems using wastewater in the largest church in Ivano-Frankivsk, the Church of St Volodymyr and Olga.
According to the university rector, Yevstakhiy Kryzhanivsky, the necessary work has already begun and is planned to be completed next year.