[Translation of the post in isoladiminorca.com by Gloria Vanni]
When chance becomes necessity.
My connection with Carlos Coll Pons happened by chance, when I felt the need to delve into some of the reasons behind my choice to live in Menorca. Nature, climate, sea, quality of life, sustainability, protected environment are the factors that made me love it at first sight. My love then increased but you get to a point where you need other confirmations and answers. Continue reading A chat with Carlos Coll Pons, Chairman of GOB
The loss of the electricity connection between Mallorca and Menorca due to the breakup of the cable found to be in bad condition, gives us a scenario worse than anything we have had until now. It means that the two islands could cause even more pollution from energy production than before so it is urgent that the public and institutions react and demand clean energy. Continue reading Energy supply at a cross roads in Menorca
As we explained in a former post, we sent a petition to the Balearic Government to allow checks at the Central Electricity Power Plant in Mahon.
Now you can sign this petition for a public control of the emissions: Continue reading Add your signature requesting public monitoring of the contaminating emissions in Menorca
GOB has sent a written request to the Balearic Government asking that a series of records made by the Central Electricity Power Station in Mahon is checked. The association has had access to documentation which has worrying information. Continue reading Petition for allowing checks at the Central Electricity Power Station of Menorca
Reducing pollution emissions is a question of health as well as being a statutory obligation. The news which was published on Monday 13 November warned that the Central Government in Madrid does not accept changing the fuel of the central power station. This requires further explanation. Continue reading Mahon central power station and health
It has been sometime since the debate on the evolution of energy began. Everyone declares they are in favour of renewables, but at the moment of making a decision on where and how, there are usually discrepancies. Continue reading Reflecting on energy
GOB has recently brought charges against the project to implement gas in the area to the east of Menorca (Mahon, Es Castell, Sant Lluís and Alaior) and which has now been made public. Continue reading Challenges to the implementation of gas supply to the east of Menorca
Menorca has the luck to be able to foresee, to a large extent, its possible future taking into account what is happening to its neighbouring islands. Mallorca and Ibiza started the metamorphosis, and have suffered the consequences of an unlimited growth in tourism much more than has Menorca. With examples so close by it is not difficult to want to intervene where we possibly can and stop what could happen if we do not take steps. Continue reading Up to our Necks
The different island sections of GOB met in Ibiza for the weekend of 9 July for the annual Board Meeting 2017. This meeting rotates annually between the Balearic Islands. Continue reading Inter-Island Meeting of GOB in Ibiza
These days, filled with various events, includes the Week of Rubbish and Recycling in Menorca from 15 to 21 May. The week will be made up of films to be shown in different localities, conferences for understanding the management of rubbish on the island and the experiences of recycling in other places, and also a day of collecting and taking away rubbish from roads and paths. Continue reading The week of Rubbish and Recycling in Menorca, 15 – 21 May