That window of opportunity to stop the worst of Climate change where the expert committees that were discussed so much, were closed. ALMOST seven years leftwhat is left until 2030, to get strong steps. We must stop global warming at all costs, prevent the Earth’s temperature from increase of 1.5 degrees more the average temperature we have before industrial times, which has increased by one degree.
This goal is intended to Plans Against Climate Change that all Andalusian municipalities are obliged to prepare and approve, within the framework of the determinations of Andalusian Climate Action Plan.
“Savings and efficiency, as well as the commitment of energy communities, are always technical proposals for mitigation and adaptation that we make in the preparation of plans,” he said. Amanda Rivilla. He has a degree in Marine Sciences, environmental educator and consultant to World of Atlantisan environmental consultancy that prepares these plans for cities such as Puerto Real, San Fernando, Tarifa and many others in the province of Cádiz.
“What has become of this neighborhood, of Garden City in Puerto Realan example we should follow and show that Citizens are confident in what they do. “It gives me great joy.” The environmental management expert did not hide his enthusiasm to learn about the project, confident that it will serve as an example and inspire many other people, and that measures will be taken to destroy those wall of fear that we sometimes have when facing problems. new.
Rivillas explained that we undergoing changeat the level of consumption and energy, which can quite traumatic. Reject fossil fuels and make way for renewables It’s not a smooth road and it probably isn’t not available to everyone because the investment is imposed. However, together it can be achieved, as they did in the neighborhood of Ciudad Jardín.
This is an example of shared self-consumption: a group of people who agree to have solar panels on their roofs, supplying them for their common areas or for their homes
“Fortunately progress is very rapid for several reasons. First, because it has become easier to install plates at home, there are more companies that do it and there are more facilities. In addition, the regulations, fortunately, have also become more flexible,” he pointed out.
In this project, which combines the advantages of significantly lowering the cost of electricity bills and contributing to the necessary fight against climate change, Amanda Rivillas added a third leg, which is “create community between neighborsstrengthening relationships and sharing the same project.”
One of the main developments that have taken place in shared self-consumption projects is that now it is not necessary to have solar panels on your own roof. “We have come to power self consumption within a radius of two kilometers around”, tints.
There are also many city councils that launch and provide roofs to public buildings for some collective projects. “That’s where the local energy communities thus, where you not only use the energy you produce but, in addition, the surpluses you have can be reinvested in improving your own home, in plugs for electric cars or on projects against energy povertywhich is what they are trying to promote.
However, energy communities are moving slowly. In Spain, according to data from Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) is now around half a hundred of the energy communities, unrelated to other northern European countries, which are more advanced in this sense.
“The local communities are also slow to act because there must be a serious commitment on the part of the city councils. In city of Cadiz Tried it, although it seems now the issue is more suppressed. on Port Real They also want to start, but there are some operating in places like Aroche and Arroyomolinos de León (Huelva) or Monachil (Granada), with great success.”