The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, announced yesterday that he will take the energy and climate measures package to the Council of Ministers. Some measures that, if carried out, will be an important change because they would allow "by 2050 Spain can be a country without emissions of greenhouse gases". Among them, figure that in 2040 all polluting vehicles are prohibited, favoring those that are free of direct emissions.
After stating that it is an "irrevocable" proposal, Sánchez detailed some of the measures included in this package that includes the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition, an Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan and a Just Transition Strategy. Sánchez explained that renewables will have a leading role: "In 2020, 20% of the total energy consumed in Spain will be renewable. And in 2030 it will double up to 42% ». "A challenge, but difficult to achieve, because to date the figure that was shuffled in the preliminary draft was 35% by 2030," explained sources in the sector to this newspaper. «It is a very ambitious goal. Europe is committed to 32% jointly and the message is that Spain wants to be among the countries that lead this renewable development. The sector, as a whole, is ready, "said José María González Moya, general director of APPA Renovables.
Regarding the specific case of electricity generation, it will go from the current 40% to 74% in 2030 and to 100% in the year 2050. In other words, this package of measures will determine the extent to which nuclear power plants and nuclear power plants have to reduce their contribution. carbon.
These measures will allow "generate more than 300,000 new jobs between 2020 and 2030," said Pedro Sanchez. «This unparalleled deployment of renewables will help to repopulate rural areas, for that empty Spain».
Another big bet will be to stop the waste of energy. Therefore, efficiency and renewables will improve by 75 million accumulated balance of the Spanish economy, "he said without specifying in what year will be amortized all the investment required by this ambitious plan. From the Presidency of the Government they explained that the investments foreseen in this park added to the saving in the energy bill will allow to increase the GDP in 19,300 million euros between 2021 and 2030.
This package includes, in turn, a transition strategy "that shows commitment to more vulnerable sectors and regions. Therefore, transition agreements will be made in counties that depend on mining, coal and nuclear power. " "We are opening the doors to that future. We have ready the tools for a transition to a modern, clean and equitable economy, "concluded Sanchez, accompanied by the Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, who recalled that" the end of the time in which environmental policies were considered secondary. "