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The provincial legislature approved the creation of the Energy Contingency Fund. This is a fund of 20 million pesos for immediate respond to contingencies affecting the supply of electricity. The Radical caucus decided to contest the scope of the proposal submitted by the Executive.
After warning that the project did not need the intervention of the Legislature “because it is power of the executive branch, according to the decree that led to the bill, the reporting member of Radicalism, Carlos Giaveno, said the fund energy contingency pursues a “propaganda of an interest as safe.” Giaveno stated that “the only solution may be to this problem is with long-term policies, strong investment, energy development and welfare.”
Moreover, the member of the Civic Front in Ersep, Juan Pablo Quinteros, predicted that request to the directory that being the elimination of fixed fees charged by EPEC, considering that the management and control thereof has become abstract. Quinteros’s position came after the prosecutor’s decision Gustavo Hidalgo to dismiss the complaint he had filed against former Epec directory for the use of proceeds for Arroyo Cabral Transformer Station. “This is neither more nor less than bleaching the cynicism of EPEC, which charges people a fee for a particular work and then brought to your whim,” Quinteros said.
The fact that wind energy now plays a leading role in the country’s energy supply should not be an obstacle to their development. Supporters of the facilities producing electricity from wind power can breathe a sigh of relief.
“The ridges of the Jura and remain accessible to the wind,” says Fernand Cuche, State Councilor (Senator) in Neuchâtel the Green Party. In late August, the Federal Court (TF) had accepted an appeal by the developers of a project to build seven plants in the area of the View of the Alps in the canton of Neuchâtel.
A negative response to Switzerland’s Supreme Court would set a final deadline for the development of wind farms in Switzerland.
A negligible contribution
To understand the scope of this decision, we must look back. In March 2005, the Administrative Court of the Canton of Neuchâtel had received an appeal against this bill, introduced by some locals, supported by the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Protection and the Swiss Heritage Association.
Neuchâtel judges considered that protection of the landscape – in this case the ridges of the Jura – was prominent in view of the contribution “weak if not insignificant” wind energy to supply electricity in the country.
“We can not keep any money a form of energy that can be justified anywhere else but in Switzerland it is hardly conceivable. There is enough wind in our country,” said Richard Patthey, secretary of the Swiss Foundation for Landscape Protection.
A shared argument
This kind of argument, however, was not shared by the Federal Court. Its five judges stressed that the fact that wind energy contributes to reduced energy supply can not be considered as a “decisive.”
China, which enjoys an incredible global financial assets that ranked as the world’s second largest economy. Or in continental terms, European is what develops further action and investment in clean energy. However, even in crisis, Spain has managed to sign up as a reference in the matter, because today is a leader in solar energy.
After a hard work and by good growth policies, Spain surpassed the United States became the world’s largest producer of solar thermal energy, creating an installed capacity of 432 megawatts (MW), 10 more than Americans.
The achievement was made possible due to the thermal plant “Florida” in Badajoz, most other plants that produce record capability on the mainland. Among all plants make up a territory in excess of 550,000 square meters to capture solar energy has been become the largest in the world among the plants in operation.
Inevitably, the world’s leading nations have begun to invest and set plans in renewable energy. The oil reserves are not eternal and an estimated remaining oil for thirty years at peak production and then begins to decrease. That is why new renewable energy sources are the main stake in Spain, has started positively.
The solar energy is produced through the use of the sun’s energy for heat and for the production of mechanical energy and then electric.
CTAER Foundation (Advanced Technological Center for Renewable Energy) has presented the first course of Specialization in Energy Information “The Power of Communication”, an initiative aimed at students and communication professionals, “and any related discipline” as well described in the syllabus, to provide “a real prospect of changes in the energy system.”
In the words of President CTAER, Professor of Thermodynamics, and Valerian Ruiz Hernandez: “Now, the key is communication. You need good communicators who understand well the complexity of the energy system and disclosed clearly to society of the problem, and solutions, that is. “
The Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Seville, from 25 to 29 October will be the place where more than 16 professionals in the field, from science, politics, business and communication (see attached) are make an appointment to pool knowledge and analysis of media reporting on the most important issues of energy: climate change solutions and the depletion of fossil fuels, energy systems in Spain and the world electricity market operation (the premiums to renewable the electricity bill …) fuel system performance, renewable energy technologies and new research, among other topics.
The syllabus also includes two activities outside the classroom, the first is a practical lesson on the bench in the Secular Superior de Ungenerous de Seville, where the station is known as solar radiation and concentration technologies Mar solar revolutionary moment: the parabolic dish sterling engine. The second will be a guided tour of the Platform Secular in Salutary la Mayor (Seville) for in situ how the technologies for exploitation of renewable energy resources are an industrial reality that puts Spain at the international forefront, offering great opportunities for economic and labor.
Along with CTAER Foundation collaborated on this course, the National Association of Solar Thermal Power Industry, Protermosolar, and Thermodynamics Research Group and Renewable Energy at the University of Seville.
The future in energy presents many challenges. The new world needs require more changes than ever in the sector, which faces in the coming years to a much more demanding, more aware of the environment and where renewable energies are set to play a role. Antonio Laden, president of Engages, spoke this morning in the New Economy Forum of the changes they will face energy companies, changes that pass through the increased demand, the need to reduce CO2 emissions and the ability to offset the fall in oil stocks, the main source of energy today.
“The energy authorities require us more competitive, more sustainable and safer. With this in mind, we must ensure an efficient energy mix and economically viable. You cannot miss no coal or nuclear energy or gas or, obviously, renewable energy. Should be incentives for producers of renewable den backup, and ensure that prices reflect real costs, “very conscious with the new reality. Also invited all citizens to make this brainstorming exercise. “The best energy is not consumed,” he said, appealing to the awareness for greater savings.
At European level, has spoken of Energy 2020 plan to strengthen Europe’s energy networks and solidarity between producers. Laden shares the idea of linking, without which it would be very difficult to make progress towards this target. That is why Engages already working with France to build a pipeline to quadruple the current capacity of interconnection with the neighboring country, as well as other agreements to be looking for connections to the east but also to the south. “The connection with Algeria is necessary, but need not be unique.” As for Sonatas, said that as carriers the relationship is good, and is optimistic about the sector in the medium term.
Engages, he said, is a carrier independent backbone operators, neutral, trying to give the same service to everyone and has an international (in fact, over 50% of its investors are foreigners). Not willing to change that because it recognizes that in a globalize world would be meaningless, and maintains its level of investment prospects: 700 billion through 2014. “The international financial sector believes in us and will continue to.”
Climate change is an environmental crisis is basically one of the global crisis that most areas of society as it involves is closely related to model development, civilization cultures of the planet and energy models.
One of the issues related to climate change is energy, the energy matrices and the transition to less polluting models. It is therefore important to analyze the New Energy Strategy of World Bank Group plans to be implemented from 2011, because of their relevance in relation to climate change issues and their connections to the structure of the neoliberal system being implemented by one of the states with the greatest power in the world such as the World Bank.
The issue of energy is at the center of the climate change debate and the need for new paradigms of development. Gem’s energy strategy calls for “increasing access and reliability of energy supply, and facilitate the transition to a line of energy development more sustainable in environmental terms to developing countries based on” improving operational performance and Energy sector financing “and the” consolidation of good governance to enhance the contribution of energy to equitable economic development “and emphasizes improving the” good corporate governance. “The strategy, as it can not be otherwise, is based on market approaches and covers a wide range of sectors on which work including renewable energy, energy efficiency, hydropower, natural gas to generate electricity on a small scale and even mining.
Several expert analyses, networking and social organizations have begun to draw sharp criticism of the strategy concerned that the World Bank’s rhetoric contrasts with reality, since many of its projects are supported by the intensive use of fossil fuels or have huge environmental impacts and the rights of indigenous peoples such as large hydropower that the WB financed in Africa.