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Wind Power News: Spain


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

March 15, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines kill up to 3,000 birds and bats in Asturias

Between 2,000 and 3,000 birds and bats have been killed by wind turbines in Asturias since they were first implemented, according to estimates made by SEO/BirdLife. The environmental NGO, which has analysed the information published by the Government of Asturias, has argued that the public figures – only 372 incidents between 2001 and 2020 – do not consider factors such as the rate of detectability in the search for carcasses or the rate of disappearance of carcasses due to scavengers. . . . Complete story »

February 28, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

‘No windfarm’ say 13,000 opposed to installation off the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park

Opposition to the proposed offshore Mar de Agata windfarm facing the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park continues to grow. To date 13,000 people – including members of 120 local, regional and national groups – have signed the online www.change.org petition organised by the Stop Parque Eolico Mar de Agata platform. “They understand that the loss of biodiversity resulting from the windfarm would be as serious as climate change,” an Amigos del Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Nijar group spokesperson said. “And . . . Complete story »

December 30, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Why this rebel rural community in north-east Spain is fighting back against wind farms

Vicente’s parents are no longer alive, but in the small, stone town of Calaceite on a remote Aragonese hillside, he still vividly remembers their stories. Vicente is 83. He remembers how they talked of the Spanish Civil War, of the green-uniformed fascists, of the militia, of how their native language – a mix of Catalan and Spanish known locally as chapureáo – was outlawed by Franco. How in order to handicap the Republican resistance, the dictator banned communities from living . . . Complete story »

December 18, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbines in sherry heartland leave a sour taste

The historic heart of sherry country in southern Spain will be ruined by a wind turbine park, according to wine producers who say that its construction has destroyed vineyards and spoilt the landscape. Diggers have begun clearing the ground for the wind farm northwest of Jerez, which is one of the points of the so-called Sherry Triangle along with the port cities of Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa María. The project at the site has stoked fierce . . . Complete story »

December 18, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

The Times se hace eco del problema del parque eólico de Macharnudo

La defensa del viñedo del Marco de Jerez contra el avance de las renovables está teniendo un gran impacto mediático, también en la prensa internacional, que se hace eco del problema al que se enfrentan las históricas viñas del jerez a través de informaciones como la publicada el pasado viernes por The Times. ‘Wind turbines in sherry heartland leave a sour taste’ (‘Los molinos de viento dejan un sabor amargo en el corazón de la tierra del sherry’) titula el . . . Complete story »

December 12, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Miles de gallegos se movilizan contra la invasión de eólicos en los montes

Con chocolatadas, marchas por los montes, despliegues de pancartas ante subestaciones eléctricas e incluso escenificaciones de entierros, la plataforma Eólica, Así Non mostró ayer su oposición a la que consideran una invasión de parques eólicos. Más de 170 entidades vecinales y ecologistas protagonizaron movilizaciones en 22 localidades gallegas, como Ferrol, Carral, Pontevedra o Marín. Y expresaron su rechazo a “los 300 macroproyectos de eólicos en la comunidad autónoma” , justo en el Día de las Montañas. Según los convocantes, “la . . . Complete story »

December 12, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Más de 350 personas se concentraron en Cruces y Cerdedo en defensa del monte y «contra a invasión eólica»

Más de 350 personas se concentraron este sábado en las localidades de Vila de Cruces y Cerdedo-Cotobade en defensa de la montaña y en protesta por la «invasión eólica» que amenaza las comarcas de Deza y Tabeirós-Terra de Montes. Lo hicieron en respuesta a la convocatoria a nivel gallego lanzada por Adega y la coordinadora eólica Así non, apoyada en 170 plataformas que luchan contra el descontrol eólico. Plataformas locales secundaron estas acciones. En Vila de Cruces centenar y medio . . . Complete story »

June 23, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Spanish court puts Iberdrola CEO under investigation in alleged spying case

Spain’s High Court on Wednesday placed Iberdrola (IBE.MC) Chief Executive and Chairman Ignacio Sanchez Galan under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case dating back to 2004-2017, a court document showed. The court will investigate Galan’s connections with the hiring of former police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo, who was released from jail in March after three years of pre-trial detention in a separate case based on allegations of money laundering and bribing public officials. The decision . . . Complete story »

May 31, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms kill more than 100,000 bats in Spain every year

Every year they die in Spain between 100,000 and 200,000 bats by the blades of the wind turbines of the wind farms, as explained by the president of the Spanish Association for the Conservation and Study of Bats (SECEMU), Juan Tomás Alcalde. In an interview, Tomás Alcalde, who is a doctor in Biological Sciences, describes as “worrying” that there are average figures between four and 11 bats killed by wind turbine and year. The biologist, who is dedicated to studying . . . Complete story »

April 6, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Controversy over the avalanche of wind farms in the green heart of Cantabria

Controversy grows over the installation of wind farms in natural areas in Spain. If the controversy over the project of a marine park off the coast of Girona still rages, now the focus is on Cantabria, where there is a real avalanche of 25 projects, some of which are already in an advanced stage of processing. Mayors of all political colors, parties from Podemos to Vox, environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs & mldr; complaints come from all sectors and the reasons . . . Complete story »

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