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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.

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 »

February 5, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm ‘atrocity’ claim

Joan Sala, president of Montgo national park’s board of governors, joined opponents to plans for wind turbines in the Marina Alta. These will directly affect the topmost ridges of the Bernia, Seguili and Malla Verda sierras as well as nine municipalities. Sala, who is also spokesman for the Accio Ecologista-Agro environmentalist group, called on the Generalitat to counter the Alfanar España scheme. Wildlife was likely to be harmed in Benissa, Gata, Teulada-Moraira, Denia, Pedreguer, Alcalali, Orba, Benidoleig, Senija, Lliber, Javea . . . Complete story »

January 30, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Revealed: The Saudi company behind the potential ‘avalanche’ of wind turbines across Spain’s Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca North is set to become a huge wind farm, consisting of turbines as high as 30-storey buildings – if a Saudi Arabia company gets its way. As reported on January 24 in the Olive Press, plans have been drawn up to erect at least NINE huge windmills 100 metres high, throughout 150,000 acres of previously-unspoilt countryside. "BEASTLY": Turbines 100m tall could be erected throughout Costa Blanca North All municipalities in the area are against the plans, which have . . . Complete story »

January 26, 2021 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

‘Beastly’ windmill project that ‘will endanger animal lives and the environment’ is universally slammed on Spain

A power generation project across nearly 150,000 acres of Spanish countryside has been widely criticised by the four councils it would affect. Nine windmills, each 100 metres high, are set to be installed on the Mallada Verde, a stretch of land connecting the cliffs of the Marina Alta and the mountains of inland Costa Blanca North. NATURAL BEAUTY: The Mallada Verde The 59,323-hectare region takes in Denia, Benissa, Gata and Teulada, and is well-known for its natural forests and as . . . Complete story »

November 5, 2020 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

‘Giant waves’ from hurricane Epsilon knock down Saitec floating wind turbine in Spain

Saitec’s floating wind turbine off the coast of Bilbao was knocked over when it was hit by 10 metre-high waves around dawn and low tide, in storms that exceeded weather forecasts for Hurricane ‘Epsilon’, the floating foundation manufacturer has confirmed. The waves from the storm also knocked down the cement sign of ‘Santander city’ in El Sardinero, water flooded into entered restaurants with some further damage along the peninsula of La Magdalena, El Diario Montanes reported. The floating foundation manufacturer . . . Complete story »

September 9, 2020 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Un rayo calcina un aerogenerador en Montaves

Un aerogenerador del parque eólico ubicado en el término municipal de Montaves, en Tierras Altas, ha ardido en la tarde noche de ayer tras ser alcanzado por un rayo. La tormenta que ha barrido la provincia, con aparato eléctrico, en la tarde del viernes ha causado este accidente. El aerogenerador forma parte del parque eólico enclavado en el monte Cayo y está gestionado por Cetesa. En el parque, que se puso en marcha en 2003, hay 33 turbinas eólicas, con . . . Complete story »

July 7, 2020 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Outrage over plans for 110km of power lines ‘threatening countryside and wildlife’ in Spain’s Andalucia

An online petition has been launched to help save an area of outstanding natural beauty near Granada in Spain’s Andalucia. This time however it is not a hotel or a golf course, but 110 kilometres of high voltage power lines, wind turbines and a large solar energy plant. The petition, launched on Change.org was set up by Maria Lena Montserrat Saul, a resident of Cuevas del Campo and an environmental activist. Saul is pushing to put a halt to the . . . Complete story »

August 23, 2019 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Losing the tower

A mast/tower section from a large wind turbine came off its heavy transport trailer as it was being taken to a site in Northern Spain earlier this week, and rolled down the side of the mountain. The incident occurred on the N-541 road between Carballiño and Pontevedra due south of Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain. The long four axle trailer came off the road on a bend, causing the tower section to break free. The four axle tractor . . . Complete story »

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