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EUROPEAN SCOOP: 10.000 MW GOAL FOR 2030

EL DECRETO DE LEY APROBADO EN CATALUÑA PARA IMPULSAR LAS ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES

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Catalonia has approved a Decree Law that unlocks the development of solar and wind energy installations. Among other novelties, the text streamlines the procedures for the installation of new plants.

Good news comes from Catalonia. The Consell de Govern de la Generalitat has approved a Decree Law of urgent measures to alleviate the climate emergency and promote the development of renewable energy. The package of measures must now be approved by Parliament within 30 days.

With this Decree Law Royal Decree 147/2009 that limited the implementation of wind and photovoltaic parks in Catalonia are repealed. A necessary process if the following data is taken into account:

To comply with the Climate Change Law, Catalonia needs 4,000 MW of wind and 6,000 MW of solar by 2030 as of today, the installed power is 1,270 MW wind and 276 MW solar.


The norm modifies the Town Planning Law to simplify the installation of renewable energies in the urban environment, with the aim of promoting the implementation of self-production systems in buildings and in the public space of cities.

These are the main novelties of the Decree Law in favor of renewable energy in Catalonia:

  • The limitation of hectares for photovoltaic parks is eliminated.
  • A single authorization procedure is established for ground-based photovoltaic parks that includes environmental, urban, energy, territorial, landscape and heritage analysis.
  • The photovoltaic self-consumption installations on roof, regardless of their size, will be processed before the town hall by prior communication and no building license is required.
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