Spain upgrades power connections with France in €578m interconnector deal

The link will double the power exchange capacity between the nations by 2025

‘Self-installing’ wind turbine arrives off Spanish coast

Installation costs are expected to be reduced by 30% to 40% compared to existing solutions

EU refers Spain to court over waste management failings

The nation had to establish the necessary plans to cover its whole territory by December 2010 and evaluate and revise them at least every six years

SEAT cuts environmental footprint by 35.5%

The automotive giant has insatlled one of Europe’s largest solar arrays at its Martorell facility in Spain

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, […]