El Hierro - The Future Self Sufficient Island

March 31, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

The Spanish Island of Hierro may well become energy self sufficient over the next few years. In this video Gonzalo Piernovieja, Research and Development Director at the Canarias Technology Institute talks about the renewable energy project which in a few years time could generate 80% of the Island’s electricity requirements....[read more]

Spain’s Record Breaking Wind Energy Generation

March 7, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

Spain has set a record this week by powering 29-40% of its electricity needs from wind energy.A huge 11,180 MW was generated on Thursday when high winds blew through north west Spain. When demand was lower early in the morning, wind energy supplied 40% of the country’s requirements whilst later on when demand rose, wind energy supplied...[read more]

The rain in Spain … ain’t

June 3, 2008 by Joseph Romm

Warming-driven desertification is spreading. Australia has gotten the most attention, but Spain is also turning into a desert. As Time reported: Spain is in the grip of its worst drought in a century as a result of climate change — this year’s total rainfall, for example, has been 40% lower than average for the equivalent period, and...[read more]