Category Archives: Energy

Gran Canaria government say no more gas

Gran Canaria’s new Insular Management Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación (PIO)), announced at the end of May, eliminates all regulations aimed at the further implementation of gas as a source of energy for the island opting instead for greater commitment to the development of renewable energies, such as solar, wind,…

€294,000 for Tiritaña tunnel lighting

 The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has awarded the tender to install lighting in the Tiritaña tunnel

DISA Renewable energy plan for islands

DISA Renovables’ say the company want a wind farm on each of the islands

Gran Canaria to invest in renewable energies

The president of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales, in March presented

Gran Canaria rejects the Repsol statements

Repsol CEO and Chairman, Antonio Brufau, described as “third world” the Canarian opposition

Gran Canaria’s largest wind farm being built

A 25 turbine wind farm is being built in Llanos de la Aldea Blanca, in the south east 

Gran Canaria Cabildo buildings go green

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Endesa (the largest electric utility company in Spain

Mogán’s energy efficient street lights

Mogán replaced 247 conventional lights with led lamps, at the end of November

Gran Canaria agrees to reduce emissions

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria last month  joined an EU climate and energy pact

Gran Canaria leads in waste treatment

The Ecoparque Gran Canaria North not only works today at full pretty much its full capacity

New substation key to green energy on GC

The President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, said on Tuesday that the Chira-Soria

El Hierro breaks new clean energy record

The pioneering hydro-wind power plant on the western-most Canary Island of El Hierro

ZEC – new €20 million phase one investment

A major new project is developing in the capital’s Puerto de La Luz, Las Palmas.

Pioneering technology to reduce water salinity

The Cabildo of Gran Canaria plans to launch a world pioneering pilot project

Electricity cuts in Arguineguín on 18May

On Wednesday 18 May, the electric supplier Endesa will be cutting off electricity

Gran Canaria only has 10% food sovereignty

Gran Canaria cultivates less than a third of its available 30,000 hectares of irrigated, 

Spanish congress vote to end ‘Sun Tax’

One of the more interesting features of the Spanish government in limbo 

70 wind farms in the Canary Islands by 2018

The Canary Islands Government’s Ministry of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge

Minister resigns over Panama papers

José Manuel Soria has relinquished his duties as minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism

Newsbrief: no unmanned petrol stations for Gran Canaria

The latest plenary session of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria has unanimously rejected the proposed installation of unmanned petrol stations on Gran Canaria. “Ghost stations” with low-prices and no staff have started to become so prolific in Spain that several autonomous 

Earth hour Today – Saturday 19 March

Las Palmas will join ‘Earth Hour‘ today promoting action on climate change

Street lights for the El Veril link road to PDI

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria has started to install street lighting on the Las Burras link up to El Veril 

Gloria Palace Royal, first aerothermal plant

The President of Gran Canaria, Antonio Morales last week helped inaugurate the first aerothermal plant

Canaries prioritise renewables & tourism

The Canary Islands’ government, headed by President Fernando Clavijo, has given a boost

Gran Canaria’s new era of clean energy

Gran Canaria has approved a new drive towards greater use of renewable energies

Ecoplaneta fun for the whole family

Looking to do something fun and educational with the family? The seventeenth Children and Youth 

Newsbrief: 19 windfarms proposed as Strategic projects

The Investment Committee of the Canary Islands Government has proposed a series of 19 wind farms across Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, should be declared strategic projects for the autonomous archipelago which means practically reducing by half all the necessary administrative processing times