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Google and its cero-carbon emissions policy.

July 31, 2010

According to the Google’s blog, yesterday, 30th July, the Mountain View’s company will start purchasing 114MW from a wind farm at the NextEra Energy Resources Story II facility in Iowa for 20 years. This decision is related to the Google’s purpose to become a carbon neutral company.

On one hand, they try to reduce the carbon emissions by optimizing their data centers, and on the other hand, they power their facilities with renewable energy (they own one of the largest corporate solar installations) and buying the remaining energy from wind power farms.



Spanish Government and Political Opposition make an agreement on Renewable Energies.

July 4, 2010

It was obvious. On Friday 02nd July, Spanish Government announced that will cut to 35% until 2013 the economic grants to Wind Power. Furthermore, it is going to reduce the quantity of Kw/h with subsidies. According to the Government, the goal of these actions is “to guarantee the renewable benefits will be invested on the consumer’s interests and relieve the economic situation.” Government will expect to safe 1.300 million Euros.

Wind Energy corporations had expressed their rejection to any cut on the economic grants, but it looks they couldn’t avoid it. It is early to know the whole consequences of this, but it make sense Spanish Wind companies will be forced even more to expand their action to international markets.


Future of Wind Energy in Spain.

June 26, 2010
Spanish Wind Energy Evolution.

Spanish Wind Power Evolution. Source:

Spain is the fourth world’s biggest producer of wind power behind US, Germany and China with an installed capacity of 16 GW at the end of 2008 (the Spanish annual Power System is 91 GW). It means Wind Energy represents the 17% according to the official report by Red Eléctrica de España (Spanish Power Supply) in 2008.

Spain has grown very fast from the 90’s until now and Wind Energy production has overcome the Coal Power Energy and at this moment, and it is the third Spanish energy resource behind the Combine Cycle and Hydraulic Energy generation.

So, now it is the big question: Is the Wind Power to reach the 30% of Spain’s overall energy production?