SPAIN is to close the last of it nuclear reactors and coal power plants before 2030, Energy Secretary Jose Dominguez said today. The socialist government says it is not going to extend the lifespan of any of its nuclear power plants beyond their 40-year lifespan. Spain’s oldest reactor has been in operation for 37 years and its newest for just over 30. Therefore the reactors should close by 2021 and 2028, respectively, if Spain sticks to it guns.
Morning Star 15th Nov 2018 read more »
Spain’s government has published a new climate plan that targets a 100% renewable energy electricity system by 2050, with goals that outstrip those adopted by the EU and a ban on new gas and oil exploration. The main goal will see Spain, Europe’s fifth largest economy, source 70% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 ahead of relying 100% on wind, solar, hydropower et al by the turn of mid-century.
Edie 15th Nov 2018 read more »