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Decarbonising the islands by 2040
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"We have the challenge and the goal of decarbonising the islands by 2040".

Ecological Transition leads the first Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable in the Canary Islands to advance its implementation in the archipelago



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The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy of the Government of the Canary Islands leads the first Offshore Wind Energy Roundtable on the islands, in a meeting that was attended by the Minister, Mariano H. Zapata and the Deputy Minister, Julieta Schallenberg, together with the different representatives and agents of the entities related to this sector.



The Minister, Mariano H. Zapata, thanked all the attendees for their commitment to prepare this first coordination meeting and move forward with the implementation of offshore wind energy so that "the Canary Islands are pioneers in this sector, working hand in hand with all those involved". "We have the goal and the challenge of decarbonising the islands by 2040 and that can only happen by working tirelessly to advance in the penetration of renewables, using all the resources and tools at our disposal," said the minister.



In this sense, Zapata also pointed out that "in addition to working hard to perfectly combine environmental protection with the present and future development of the Canary Islands in its decarbonisation, we must also see here an opportunity for diversification and economic wealth for sectors that must coexist, such as tourism and fishing". All this, he pointed out, "on islands where wind potential is important and in a time frame in which green energies are more important than ever".



Likewise, during this first roundtable-forum, Zapata and his team highlighted to the attendees the firm commitment of the Ministry to advance in this penetration of renewables, emphasizing that a first meeting of the Renewable Energy Table of the Canary Islands had already been led last November. According to the Minister of the area, "it had the involvement and support of the main renewable energy associations in the sector, the Canary Islands Association of Renewable Energies (ACER) and the Canary Islands Wind Association (AEOLICAN), as well as representatives of Endesa and Red Eléctrica, for which we are very satisfied, as it shows the interest and commitment of everyone to achieve these objectives".



This first meeting was attended by representatives of the Delegation of the Government of Spain in the Canary Islands, the port authorities and maritime captaincies of both provinces, the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), the Technological Institute of the Canary Islands (ITC) and the Wind Energy Business Association (AEE). In addition, on behalf of the Government of the Canary Islands, representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Commerce, Industry and Self-Employed Persons attended; Territorial Policy, Territorial Cohesion and Water; Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Sovereignty, Tourism and Employment; as well as Public Works, Housing and Mobility, where the General Directorate of Coasts is located.
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The Canary Islands want to be at the forefront of offshore wind.

"We are working together to make the allegations to the public consultation process that is opening, always thinking about the interest of the Canary Islands and our decarbonisation objectives"


The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy, led by Mariano H. Zapata, analyzes the draft Royal Decree published on February 26 by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), which will regulate the production of electricity in facilities located at sea in Spain.



The Minister, Mariano H. Zapata, explained that "this regulation is updated after 15 years, being one of our most reiterated demands to the Ministry, so this boost is very good news for the Canary Islands".



In this sense, he assured that this announcement, "is something for which we have been waiting for a long time" and stressed that at this time "the Ministry is working on the detailed study of this document and each of its points, to present, hand in hand with the sector and all the agents involved, a proposal of joint allegations where the specificities of the Canary Islands are collected".



This proposal, he said, "will seek to have a special impact on the development and diversification of our economy, on local employment and also complying with our decarbonisation objectives and the unquestionable defence of the environment".



"We have already initiated contacts with all the agents of the Offshore Wind Roundtable, formed during the first months of this mandate," Zapata said. All this with the aim that "the Canary Islands are a national benchmark in the development of this renewable energy source, as we meet the conditions to be the first point in the national territory where it is launched".



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Likewise, Zapata highlighted the transversal coordination of the regional government for the revision of this document, pointing out that "we have also been in contact with the rest of the areas of the Government involved with competences, such as the General Directorate of Coasts and Management of the Canary Islands marine space and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Sovereignty".



This document, which is in the public hearing phase until March 25, addresses issues such as administrative authorizations, the economic regime, or the mechanisms and procedures necessary for their granting.



Commitment to the energy sector to advance decarbonization



Last year, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy began periodic dialogue, coordination and work tables in different sectors to lead the penetration of renewable energies on the islands. To this end, it formed the Canary Islands Renewable Energy Board and the Offshore Wind Roundtable, with the aim of promoting the socio-economic development of the Canary Islands, but also taking into account the environmental protection of the environment within the framework of coordination and the leadership of the Government.



These roundtables are presented as a fundamental space to advance, hand in hand with entities, organizations and associations, in the energy transition of the archipelago with a view to the objective of increasing the penetration of renewables, which is currently estimated at an average of 20% at the regional level.
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The Canary Islands seek a single voice and consensus with offshore wind.

The allegations to the document that will regulate offshore wind in Spain are raised, with all the agents involved and highlighting the singularities of the Canary Islands


The Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy of the Government of the Canary Islands, led by Mariano H. Zapata, has convened the Offshore Wind Energy Board at the Wind Europe fair in Bilbao, where the allegations that will be transferred to the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) have been agreed, with a view to the preparation of the Royal Decree that will regulate the production of electricity in facilities located in the sea in Spain.



Since the draft was published on 27 February, the Ministry and the agents involved have worked on the allegations to the text, "always seeking the best conditions for the Canary Islands", said the councillor, Mariano H. Zapata.



"We went to Wind Europe with a consensus table where our allegations, focused on the Canary Islands, seek to enhance our development, through the diversification of our economy, local employment and the defense of the environment," said the minister.



He also stressed that this consensus "is proof that all the agents, both from the Government of the Canary Islands and the different ministries involved, as well as from the private sector, work in coordination and hand in hand, to advance in this participatory process, so that offshore wind is a reality as soon as possible in the archipelago".



In this regard, he placed special emphasis on the coordination of the Government itself, between the General Directorate of Coasts and Management of the Canary Islands Marine Space, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Sovereignty, as well as the Ministry of Tourism and Employment.



"We seek to make the development of offshore wind compatible with the rest of the activities carried out on the islands, such as fishing and tourism," said Zapata, since "we are aware of the importance of giving a voice to all sectors that may be affected and the need to work to make all realities compatible."



He also wanted to highlight the coordination with the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands, the Port Authorities of the Canary Islands, the maritime captaincies and the rest of the agents involved attending the Table.



An agreement for the Canary Islands



"From this new Roundtable comes an agreement so that all the interests of the Canary Islands are reflected in a package of allegations, aimed at making the islands the spearhead in the implementation of offshore wind in Spain, increasing the penetration of renewables, promoting the creation of new jobs and positioning the islands as a territory committed to energy development and the transition to a more sustainable model", said the counselor.



The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (PNIEC) includes a series of points aimed at promoting this type of energy in the Canary Islands, "developing innovative projects, which are justified because of our insularity and the isolated systems that the archipelago has", explained Zapata, who added that "the difficulties of implementing renewables on the islands will not make us give up, but that we work harder and faster to make these projects a reality as soon as possible."



Commitment to the energy sector to advance decarbonization



Last year, the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Energy began periodic dialogue, coordination and work tables in different sectors to lead the penetration of renewable energies on the islands. To this end, it formed the Canary Islands Renewable Energy Board and the Offshore Wind Roundtable, with the aim of promoting the socio-economic development of the Canary Islands, but also taking into account the environmental protection of the environment within the framework of coordination and the leadership of the Government.



These roundtables are presented as a fundamental space to advance, hand in hand with entities, organizations and associations, in the energy transition of the archipelago with a view to the objective of increasing the penetration of renewables, which is currently estimated at an average of 20% at the regional level.
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