Mallorca to set aside land for renewables in new territorial plan

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September 5 (Renewables Now) - The governing body of Mallorca aims to make changes to the Spanish island’s territorial plan to make way for renewable energy power plants.

The insular council plans to delineate to a greater extent the areas of the island that will have to house renewables.

Mallorca, the largest island in the Balearic archipelago, has a target to make renewables account for 50% of the total generation capacity by 2030.

According to the latest power report by Spanish grid operator Red Electrica de Espana, the whole of Balearic Islands got 48.5% of its electricity from coal-fired plants in August, leaving renewables and non-emission technologies with only a 4.8% share in the mix.

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