Spain is targeting a stunning renewable energy share of 74 per cent of total electricity by 2030, and 42 per cent of total energy demand, in its new National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) that has been submitted to the European Union. The plan includes a commitment to install over 2GW of new wind energy capacity and 3GW of new solar capacity each year through the decade to help meet the targets. Spain’s Council of Ministers, approving a proposal from the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), announced at the end of March that it will submit its NECP to the European Commission. Spain already boasts 25.7GW of total installed wind capacity and 8.7GW of installed solar capacity. Spain’s new plan looks to dramatically increase its renewable energy capacity by 2030, doubling down on its already dominant position as a European and world leading wind energy hub.
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