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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.

November 24, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Un aerogenerador de 75 metros se viene abajo en uno de los parques eólicos de la comarca leonesa de la Maragatería

Un aerogenerador de 75 metros se ha venido abajo en los últimos días en uno de los parques eólicos ubicados en la comarca de la Maragatería, según ha podido conocer este periódico y obtener imágenes del estado del mismo. El molino, que ha quedado completamente destrozado al colapsar la torre que hace de base, se ubicaba entre los municipios de Santa Colomba de Somoza y Lucillo, donde hay cinco parques eólicos en funcionamiento. Los parques eólicos Cerro Becerril, El Pedrón, . . . Complete story »

November 24, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Strong winds damage wind turbines at the Lucelo wind farm in Spain

According to the information obtained from Ileon Digital Diary, the wind turbines were completely destroyed, as can be seen from the photographs. In the area where the events took place, there are four wind farms equipped with wind turbines of identical technology. The five wind farms Cerro Picril, El Pedron, La Malada and Lucelo have a capacity of approximately 120 MW and were commissioned in 2007/2008 and operated by EDP Renewables. The wind turbines of these wind farms represent the first . . . Complete story »

September 25, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Cientos de personas se manifiestan en A Coruña para “frenar la invasión eólica”

[Under the slogan ‘The Galician people united against energetic depredation’, hundreds protested in front of the Delegation of the Gobierno in A Coruña.] Cientos de personas se han manifestado este domingo en A Coruña para exigir a las formaciones políticas e instituciones “frenar la invasión eólica” e impulsar un “cambio radical” del modelo energético. Bajo el lema ‘O pobo galego unido contra a depredación enerxética’, los manifestantes se han concentrado frente a la Delegación del Gobierno para a continuación recorrer . . . Complete story »

September 22, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

The hot topic of who started the recent forest fire in Spain’s Granada

The jury is out over who started the devastating forest fire in Los Guajares, near Granada, which burned 5,000 hectares from September 8 to 13, and is said to be the area’s worst wildfire in a century. Meanwhile, the blaze has raised serious issues about wildfire management and the need for a public information campaign. Over its six active days, the fire spread across the mountain flanks above the towns of Guajar-Alto, Albuñuelas and Pinos del Valle, before heading dangerously . . . Complete story »

July 19, 2022 • SpainPrint storyE-mail story

Where Dalí once painted the sea, wind turbines are set to rise

Contentious plans to erect a wind farm off the northeastern coast of Spain are part of a tense debate over where to locate new renewable energy projects across Europe. PORT LLIGAT, Spain – Moises Tibau clambered aboard his small wooden boat at dawn, pushing off from a craggy outcropping in front of the house where Salvador Dalí composed some of his most famous Surrealist paintings. Mr. Tibau, one of the two remaining fishermen in this speck of a Mediterranean town about . . . Complete story »

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 »

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