The battle for renewable energy Pimec has joined the employers’ associations of photovoltaic solar energy, UnefCat and wind.
Eoliccat to oppose “categorically” the request for a moratorium on the implementation of renewable energies promoted by various groups with the support of parties such as ERC and the CUP.
In the opinion of these organizations, which add to the warnings recently released by the Cercle d’Economia , “there is no reason to justify” a measure of this type and “any proposal to change the current regulations can be carry out without the need for a stop . ”
After more than a decade of de facto moratorium , with hardly any wind or solar power being installed in Catalonia , a community that was a pioneer in this area is currently at the tail end. According to these organizations, a moratorium would imply “political irresponsibility” that would make it impossible for Catalonia to assume the objectives set by the Government.
Parliament and the European Union for the implementation of renewable energies as a priority strategy in the fight against the climate crisis and “would mortgage sovereignty energy of the country ” .
The possibility of a moratorium also faces possible ERC partners in a Government, since Juntsdefends expanding renewable energy. That is, at least, the point of view of the acting ‘minister’ of Territori, Damià Calvet .
Pimec, UnefCat and Eoliccat warn that the ” feeling of insecurity generated by the eventuality of a moratorium already has a direct impact.”
In the first place, the flow of projects to be processed through the Catalan administration has slowed down and has favored the grouping of projects to exceed 50 megawatts (MW) of power and process them through the Ministry of Ecological Transition . That would mean that large parks would be left out of the moratorium
On the other hand, in the regions of Aragon near Catalonia, 7,000 MW of wind power and 8,500 photovoltaic power are being promoted, which could cover the Catalan demand. According to these organizations, this is what Red Eléctrica’s planning reflects with the very high voltage route to the metropolitan area of Barcelona and other areas of high consumption, through Terra Alta, Terres de l’Ebre and Ponent. .