Lanzarote and Arrecife sign deal for renewables, energy efficiency
Lanzarote. Image by Snezhana Terzieva.
The government of Lanzarote, one of Spain's Canary Islands, signed yesterday a renewable and energy efficiency framework collaboration agreement with the city council of Arrecife.
The local government wants to get involved in the development of projects focused on renewable energies and the sustainable and intelligent management of the island.
The agreement follows Lanzarote's commitment to help its municipalities develop energy savings and efficiency measures, as well as to introduce renewable energy projects the region, the president of the Lanzarote island council, Maria Dolores Corujo, said. Lanzarote's energy director Ariagona Gonzalez, added that the government also plans to carry out an energy audit of the island.
Last month, the Spanish ministry for ecological transition announced a EUR-20-million (USD 21.7m) subsidy to support the installation of 150 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks on the Canary Islands.