Subsidy-free Spanish wind projects secure €50m

The European Investment Bank is providing the financing and an additional €120 million (£104m) will come from the private sector

Siemens Gamesa to provide 166MW of turbines to Spanish wind farms

Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has purchased 48 of the structures

Spanish subsidy-free solar gets green light

The Don Rodrigo solar plant can now enter its construction phase

Gas-powered buses hit the streets of Palma

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €30 million (£26.3m) loan to replace buses in Palma de Mallorca with less polluting gas-powered models. The money will help transport firm Empresa Municipal de Transportes swap its existing diesel-powered vehicles with newer, safer and cleaner compressed natural gas (CNG) versions. The agreement, which was […]

EU investigates Spain’s support for coal power plants

The European Commission has launched an investigation to assess Spain’s “environmental incentive” for coal power plants. The Commission is concerned the support has been used to meet EU environmental standards that were in any case mandatory. In 2007, Spain introduced a scheme to support the installation of new filters in existing coal plants to reduce […]

EU approves Spanish support scheme for renewables

The European Commission has approved Spain’s support scheme for renewable electricity. It found the programme, which supports electricity generation from green energy sources, high efficiency cogeneration of heat, power and waste to be in line with state aid rules. Under the scheme, projects will receive a premium on top of the market price of electricity, […]

Spain joins UN’s Clean Seas campaign

Spain has become the 32nd country to join the UN’s initiative to tackle marine plastic litter. The government officially announced its support to the Clean Seas campaign, which aims to turn the tide on plastic by inspiring action from governments, businesses and individuals. It asks the support of governments through the creation of effective national […]

Spain lent €40m for energy efficient social housing

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €40 million (£35m) to finance the construction of energy efficient social housing in Spain. They will be nearly zero energy buildings, i.e. buildings with very low energy usage due to their design and the materials used during construction. Around 524 units will be built in the Navarre Region […]

Spanish solar sees success with 3.9GW auction win

Spanish solar swept up in the country’s most recent renewable energy auction, collecting nearly 4GW of capacity. The auction saw its planned 3GW of clean power awards upped to 5GW, prompted by high demand across the country. It awarded 3.9GW to the solar industry and announced 1.1GW of capacity for wind, spread over more than 40 companies, including Greenalia Power, Cobra Concesiones and […]

Santander inks €400m deal for green lending

Santander has signed an agreement with an EU bank to provide financing for businesses to invest in renewable energy. The deal will help Santander support new green energy projects in Spain, with an investment cost of at least €400 million (£358m). In addition, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will take on a €200 million (£179m) […]