Spain's Castilla-La Mancha reviewing 1.63 GW of renewables
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Spain's autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha is currently reviewing 60 renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 1.63 GW.
From the total amount under analysis, 1.3 GW are photovoltaic (PV) schemes and 229 MW are wind. If all are put into work, it will result in some EUR 1 billion (USD 1.23bn) in investments.
The autonomous community has also recenlty reduced from 12 to 9 months the analysing period for energy projects. "Bureacracy should not be an obstacle to the economic development of Castilla-La Mancha," said Nacho Hernando, spokesman for the regional government.
Castilla-La Mancha is currently the national leader in regards to solar energy capacity and takes the second position when it comes to wind power. In fact, 73% of its total installed power generating capacity comes from renewables, which is well above the 51% average nationwide, the government stressed.