The Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, has said that in the energy transition process there should be technological neutrality, "but without cheating in the solitary" because there is an obligation to reach zero-grams of CO2 emissions by 2050.
Ribera, who has presided over the delivery of the XXIX Energy Awards in Madrid, given by the Spanish Energy Club, began by assuming that she was the first Energy Minister in the history of Spain.
Then he stressed that investments in renewable energy in our country in 2018 amounted to 6,600 million euros, seven times more than the previous year, while production with these technologies represented 40% last year compared to 33% in 2017.
He has indicated that in the debate that will be opened with the presentation of the Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PIEC), the preliminary draft Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition, and the Just Transition Strategy next Friday, You have to be serious and avoid demagogy, paternalism and the "ostrich policy".
He also said that "there is nothing written in stone" and that «On the way we will have to learn all». The minister responded in this way to the CEO of Endesa, José Bogas, who said last week that the energy transition law "can not be written on a stone".
He also added that in some cases "complex and annoying" that the current government was found «under the carpet» there was no room to wait any longer, because "things tend to rot even under the carpet".
At the event they have attended, among others, Secretary of State for Energy, José Domínguez; the CEO of Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz; the CEO of Cepsa, Pedro Miró; the president of ACS, Florentino Pérez; and the president of Enagás, Antonio Llardén, and the president of Enerclub, Miguel Antoñanzas.
The winners of this edition have been: José Maria Camarero, of Colpisa; Carmen Monforte, of Cinco Días; Miguel Ángel Patiño, of Expansión; Juan Cruz, from El Confidencial; Laura Ojea, from El Periódico de la Energía, Stephen Dunne, from reNEWS, and María Teresa Costa, former president of the CNE.