Spain

Plan for Renewable Energy in Spain PER 2011-2020

Executive
Plan
Passed in 2011
The Plan defines the strategy to continue the growth and development of renewable energy.

The PER is based on the essential elements set forth in the PANER, and it is an answer to the Sustainable Economy Law, which requires the government to draw up renewable energy plans in order to reach the renewable energy national targets. The Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), of the Secretariat of State for Energy of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism is responsible for its follow-up.

The Plan offers an additional analysis in relation to the PANER, including a detailed sectorial analysis covering a technological development outlook and costs forecast. Additionally, the Plan had to undergo a Strategic Environmental Assessment process to harmonise its environmental objectives with the planning process.

During the preparation of this plan, the Parliamentary sub-committee in charge of outlining the Spanish energy strategy for the next 25 years, adjusted the national 2020 target for renewable energy to 20.8% of gross final energy consumption, in response to the effects of the current economic downturn. This change was transferred to the PER 2011-2020. In order to support the Plan, 15 general and sectorial studies have been completed, analysing numerous technical, economic, social and environmental aspects.

Documents
  • Reduction of energy intensity of 2% p.a. between 2010 and 2020 by 2020 against a 2010 baseline
    Energy | Intensity target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • 20.8% of final consumption of energy from renewable sources by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • 38.1% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2020
    Energy | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
  • 11.3% of renewable energy in the transport sector by 2020
    Transportation | Fixed level target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2010
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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