The Energy Sector is very important in almost every country in the world. It is also a field that is extremely dynamic and ever changing, especially since green energies have appeared and been changing the rules of the game. On 27 September 2001, under the policies and recommendation of the White Paper ‘Energy for the future: renewable sources of energy’, the European Union approved Directive 2001/77/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market. Already aware of the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union launched the development of renewable energy by aiming for ‘the global indicative target of 12% of gross domestic energy consumption by 2010’ through the use of renewable sources of energy.
In Spain, a change in energy policy took place, built on renewable, and in particular, solar photovoltaic energy. The government’s zeal to impel renewable energy led to strong growth in the industry and in related employment. Solar photovoltaic energy began to be massively deployed in Spain from 2004 to 2008. Through that time, three economic regimes have come into effect; thanks to the appealing guaranteed retributions, these policies greatly encouraged development of the industry. In 2008, Spain would become the second-largest country in installed capacity of solar energy, surpassed only by Germany. This impulse has come into force due to very important regulations in this area: Royal Decree 436/2004 (2004-2006), RD 661/2007 (from June 2007 to September 2008), RD 1578/2008 (starting on 29 September 2008) and RD 1565/2010 (starting on 19 November).
In order to control these regulations, and manage the large amount of information and procedures related to them, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade has created three important applications for this purpose:
|Award category:||going green|
|Sector:||Public administration, modernisation, institutional affairs, reform|
|Type of activity:|
|Keywords:||Energy, renewable, green|
|Short English description:||The government’s zeal to impel renewable energy led to strong growth in the industry and in related employment.|
|Organisation:||Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||1-5|
|EU membership:||EU member|