Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition. /
The Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, highlights in a statement that "the island territories have special characteristics, due to their isolation, and are a priority for the Government"
The Council of Ministers has approved this Tuesday the creation of the commissioner for the promotion of sustainable energy in island systems, to guarantee an optimal execution of the actions foreseen by the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in the Balearic and Canary Islands.
The Vice President of the Government and Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, highlights in a statement that
"The island territories have special characteristics, due to their isolation, and are a priority for the Government."
"This priority", he adds, "is reflected in the Recovery Plan, which has specific items to accelerate the transformation of its energy model and with additional advantages in many of its aid lines."
Ribera explained that the new commissioner will ensure that
the decarbonisation programs and strategies of the two archipelagos "reach a level of excellence"for which it will propose a person "who has a profile of extensive experience in the energy sector of the islands".
The Recovery Plan, recalls the Government, includes a budget of 700 million euros to promote sustainable energy on the islands, spread over
467 million for the Canary Islands and 233 million for the Balearic Islands.
In both autonomous communities, strategies and plans are already being implemented to invest these funds, with objectives such as multiplying the weight of self-consumption by 10 or equipping themselves with the necessary infrastructure to be 100% enabled territories for electric mobility in 2026.
In addition, the Recovery Plan includes other elements that pay preferential attention to the islands, such as the
Strategic Project for the Recovery and Economic Transformation of Renewable Energies, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage (PERTE ERHA), aimed at developing technology, knowledge, industrial capacities and new business models in the field of clean energies, on which the activity of the new commissioner will focus preferentially.