Spain’s Andalucia will generate 75% of its energy from renewable sources, says the Minister of Industrial Policy, Jorge Paradela
Andalucia has announced its intention to generate at least three-quarters of its energy from renewable sources. The first step has already been taken with the “compliance with the installation milestone” of plants that ended on January 25 and the presentation of the environmental plans of some projects that totalled up to 16,200 megawatts.
A total of 12,000 have obtained favourable declarations, through which must be added the more than 9,000 that are currently in operation” and around 3,000 more whose authorisation depends on the central government for exceeding 50 megawatts of power.
This has been announced by Jorge Paradela, who didn’t hide the fact of wanting “the first autonomous community in the production of renewable energy”. These are projects that will mobilise “12,000 million euros of investment and 30,000 jobs in the construction phase.”
The Minister of the Environment and spokesman for the Andalucian Executive, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco, added that ” the energy sector will be one of those that will be able to mobilise the most money in the coming years. In the autonomous community, we have everything: sun, wind, territory, business fabric and a sector interested in investing in Andalucia”.
The Minister for Employment, Rocío Blanco, detailed the aid line of 170 million euros to promote permanent employment and expedite its granting in 33 days that have affected “21,497 applicants, of whom more than 10,000 were autonomous”. Blanco also said that in regard to this year’s exercise, 158 million euros will be allocated, of which 70 will go to people under 30 years of age.