Spain’s minority Socialist government has set out a plan to build 3 GW of solar and wind capacity per year over the next decade and produce 35% of energy from renewable sources by 2030, local media reported November 13.
Under the draft proposals, Spain would aim to produce 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2050. New fossil fuel exploration and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) licences would be banned, and funds would be set aside to re-skill workers in renewable energy industries.
Spain has installed around 2 GW of CSP and 5 GW of PV capacity to date. Since 2012, new installations have slowed after the government introduced sales taxes and removed subsidies.