Catalonia was one of the areas that pioneered the development of renewable energy in Spain, wind power in the Empordà region to be precise. Many years have gone by since those historical events and the situation has changed dramatically. The energy transition is a reality and a necessity, but also a great opportunity: self-sufficiency, photovoltaic, wind energy, energy efficiency and achieving a low-carbon economy are the great challenges of today and tomorrow. Nuclear power plants, electrical interconnectivity and major gas pipeline projects are also very important issues today.
The Club of Rome in Barcelona recently presented a manifesto signed by many foremost members of different cultural, professional and educational realms asking the Generalitat for an energy- and ecology-oriented governance of Catalonia. At the same time, the government passed a declaration of “climatic and environmental emergency which sets forth the Generalitat’s willingness to urgently develop policies and provide the public resources necessary to achieve energy that is 100% renewable, non-nuclear and non-fossil, and has neutral greenhouse gas emissions.
We will talk to the managing director of energy, mines and industrial security of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Pere Palacín, about how the government is dealing with these and other challenges.
The ESADE Alumni Energy and Environment Club is pleased to invite you to this session entitled “The energy of tomorrow in Catalonia.
Welcome and introduction
Roger Marcos (EMBA 08 /VV 06), ESADE Alumni Energy and Environment Club member
Pere Palacín, managing director, energy, mines and industrial safety, Generalitat of Catalonia
See you there!
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