Spain outlines plan to install 2GW of wind annually through 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.biz:The Spanish government is targeting over 2GW of annual wind energy installations out to 2030 as part of its new 10-year plan for renewables.Madrid has submitted its National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) to the EU and wants renewables to account for 42% of the country’s energy mix and generate 74% of its electricity by the start of the next decade.All EU member states are required to submit 2030 plans, which will set growth targets for clean energy.“Spain has long been a leader in renewables: wind is 20% of their electricity and they create more export revenues from wind energy than from wine. It’s great to see they’re now planning a significant further expansion of renewables,” Wind Europe chief executive Giles Dickson said. “The level of ambition and visibility sends a clear signal to investors and will be good for jobs and growth. It makes Spain a frontrunner in the EU Green Deal. Five other EU Member States still haven’t finalised their NECPs yet. They should find inspiration in the excellent Spanish example,” he added.Spain currently has 25.7GW of installed capacity onshore and was Europe’s leading market for onshore wind last year, adding new projects totaling just over 1.6GW.More: Spain sets sights on 22GW of new wind by 2030 Spain outlines plan to install 2GW of wind annually through 2030last_img read more