July 11 (Renewables Now) - The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain announced on Tuesday it has approved a Temporary Employment Programme in order to speed up the approval of renewable energy projects.
The autonomous community will hire six interns to fulfill its commitment to respond more quickly to applications by renewable energy companies with projects in the region.
Currently, Castilla-La Mancha is one of Spain's top regions in terms of photovoltaic (PV) energy with 2,085 MW of applications being processed currently, and 10.4 GW in the list. A growing number of renewable companies are wishing to do business there, the Minister of Economy, Business and Employment, Patricia Franco, said.
This measure for the extension of personnel follows previous initiatives adopted by the local government aiming to speed up the response time for projects coming from energy auctions or to simplify the wind energy decree, the government noted.