Salobreña has been chosen as a pilot municipality for carrying out research on introducing marine energy (offshore wind power) to our coast.
This project is part of the European project, Blue Deal, which also involves, Greece, Croacia, Cyprus, Albania and Malta.
Quoting from the Blue Deal website:
“BLUE DEAL is a European project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance Fund, for the capitalization of Blue Energy (BE).”
The project aims to increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of the BE sector, develop links and synergies between SME`s, public authorities, knowledge institutions and civil society and establish transnational and regional Blue Deal Alliances.
This project will create a favourable environment for BE investments and sustainable development in the Mediterranean economy.
With a budget of 2.8 million euros and 32 months of work ahead, BLUE DEAL integrates 13 partners from 7 countries and 9 different regions around the Mediterranean.”
The Asociación de Energías Renovables de Andalucía (CLANER) will carry out an opinion poll to find out how local people and tourists feel about the idea through some 200 interviews.
So, could we be seeing windturbines off the beaches of Salobreña in the near future? Would you be happy with that? Let us know.
(News: Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)