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The Government appoints the Commissioner for Sustainable Energy Strategies in Island Regions

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Ribera will propose a person “with a profile of extensive experience” in the islands’ energy sector

MADRID, July 5th. (EUROPA PRESS) –

The government has amended two royal decrees to allow the creation of the figure of Commissioner for Sustainable Energy Strategies in Island Regions, the executive said in the references of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday.

In particular, the changes have occurred in Royal Decree amending Royal Decree 139/2020, which establishes the basic organic structure of the ministries, and Royal Decree 500/2020, which develops the basic organic structure of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demography Challenge.

The objective of this new figure is to “ensure the optimal execution of the planned renewable generation management actions within the Perte (Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation) of Renewable Energy, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage”, has detailed government.

“Due to the particular conditions of the islands’ energy systems, they need ‘ad hoc’ programs to activate the energy transition. All this makes it necessary to strengthen the governance mechanisms and the organizational tools necessary to ensure sustainable energy supply to reach in the Spanish regions islands,” he added.

The third vice-president of the government and Minister for the ecological transition and the demographic challenge, Teresa Ribera, stressed that the island territories “have special characteristics due to their isolation and are a priority for the government”.


According to a statement from the department headed by Ribera, the minister also stressed that the new commissioner will ensure the implementation of the programs and strategies for decarbonization of the archipelago.

“Therefore I will propose a person who has a profile with extensive experience in the energy sector of the islands,” he added.

The recovery, transformation and resilience plan includes a budget of 700 million euros to promote sustainable energy in the islands, divided into 467 million for the Canary Islands and 233 million for the Balearic Islands.

In both Autonomous Communities, investment strategies and plans are being implemented with objectives such as increasing the weight of self-consumption tenfold or providing the necessary infrastructure to be 100% electromobility-ready areas in 2026.

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