Luis Crespo says “we know that the European Union is betting strongly in favour of renewables and in particular on solar energy”.
The statement comes against the background of reports that the Spanish government is about to introduce a new generation tax that will function according to efficiency criteria that will heavily punish the CSP sector.
There has been an increasingly bitter row over the last year between Iberdrola – whose chairman Ignacio Sánchez Galán has strongly attacked the solar sector as inefficient – and companies like Abengoa and Acciona that are heavily involved in CSP.
“This government has many tools for reducing the deficit, but these should not involve discriminatory taxes against solar technologies, which would endanger the principals of juridical security and a reasonable profitability, as well as raise Spain’s country risk,” says Crespo.
Crespo says “we know that the European Union is betting strongly in favour of renewables and in particular on solar energy”, adding that “the change in the energy model is irreversible even though the electrical companies try and slow it down to defend their privileged situation".