Tag Archives: Spain

Spain’s Green Energy Experiment

The Institute for Energy Research — August 27, 2014 The IER released today a case study on Spain’s failed green energy policies. This is the second entry in a series of case studies on Europe’s green energy disaster (click here to read IER’s case study on Germany). For years, President Obama has pointed to Europe’s […]

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Foreign investors set to sue Spain over energy reform

Planet Ark.org — February 15, 2013 Foreign investors in renewable energy projects in Spain have hired lawyers to prepare potential international legal action against the Spanish government over new rules they say break their contracts. It is unclear how much claims might be worth, but international funds have more than 13 billion euros ($17 billion) […]

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Spanish wind industry reacts with fury to prospect of 11% tax

Ben Blackwell, London — Recharge — July 18, 2012 Spain’s wind industry association (AEE) has denounced reported plans by the government to impose an 11% tax on wind generation, warning that it would cost the sector €3bn ($3.7bn) and reduce the profitability of plants by 30%. RELATED STORIES Spanish premier Rajoy confirms plans for new […]

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N.S. — Wedgeport wind farm applies for permits

Joann Alberstat — Chronicle Herald — June 26, 2012 Joint venture between Spain, Nova Scotia would be worth up to $120 million A Nova Scotia-Spain joint venture proposing a $100- to $120-million wind farm in Wedgeport applied for its provincial environmental approvals Tuesday, a day before a provincial deadline for developers to submit their wind […]

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Spain’s Top Five Renewable Energy Waste Examples

Romina Boccia — PA Pundits International — June 6, 2012 With Spain’s lavish support for renewable energy projects drying out, companies that relied on these government handouts to make a buck are either leaving the country in search of new misguided benefactors or risking going bust. According to Bloomberg: Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s […]

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We should all learn from Spain — subsidies come at a high price

Renewable Energy Subsidies 6.4 Times Greater than Fossil Fuel Subsidies Canadian Free Press — June 1, 2012 The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) at the request of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee evaluated federal subsidies received by the various energy industries for fiscal year 2011.[ia] The agency found that energy-related subsidies totaled $24 billion, of which $16 billion were spent […]

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Spain Ejects Clean-Power Industry With Europe Precedent

Alex Morales and Ben Sills – Bloomberg News — May 30, 2012 Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or perish. From wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA (GAM) to solar park developer T-Solar Global SA, companies […]

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Welcome to Ontario’s very NEAR future….

Thanks to WCO for this one. Lights Go Out In Spain As Cuts Plunge Highways Into Dark Cars went barreling along the highway in darkness, ferrying families from Madrid to the beaches of Catalonia during the Easter holiday season, the black stalks of unlit streetlamps flicking past their windows. Truck drivers honked angrily as motorists switched on their full […]

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Spain Imposes “Temporary” Halt to New Renewable Energy and Co-generation Projects

Toby D. Couture — Renewable Energy World — April 3, 2012 Faced with growing fiscal challenges and the specter of increasingly trigger-happy credit rating agencies, the new center-right Spanish government has acted to temporarily put a halt to awarding new feed-in tariff (FIT) contracts starting in January 2013. The move is expected to have immediate […]

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Green Policies in Spain are a Total Failure Luis R. Miranda — The Real Agenda — May 19, 2010 Pajamas Media has received a leaked internal assessment produced by Spain’s Zapatero administration. The assessment confirms the key charges previously made by non-governmental Spanish experts in a damning report exposing the catastrophic economic failure of Spain’s […]

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