The lobby group, Menorca without Fossil Fuels, has organised a protest march to stop further investments in energy requiring fossil fuels and to ask that the Central Power Station in Mahon changes its importation of combustible gas to natural gas brought here by boats. This initiative coincides with an international week of actions demanding a stop to investing in fossil fuels and in Menorca it will be preceded by a series of talks and conferences all over the island. Continue reading Menorca March 13 May for a clean energy
GOB has lodged an appeal against the agreement made at the Plenary Session of the Ciutadella District Council to make public land at Rafal Amagat, in rural countryside, available for installing a liquid gas depot on behalf of Gas Natural Fenosa. The appeal has also been lodged with the Directorate General for Energy of the Balearic Government. Continue reading Appeal against gas for Menorca. Let us make way for renewable energy resources
The project to bring natural gas to Menorca is not, in the end, acceptable for the public. The potential saving of lower emissions is very insignificant and would not compensate for the amount of construction work required. Continue reading Gas first for power stations
The enlargement of the Son Salomó solar park, to the north of Ciutadella, brings into focus the debate on renewable energies and the use of land. It is an issue which is never easy to resolve but which must be confronted sensitively and from a responsible point of view. Continue reading Renewable energy and land space – a necessary debate
Work to be done on renewable energy for Menorca
In general, most people are agreed on the importance of renewable energy. However, there is disagreement on how it ought to be established in the region. The recent case of the project for six wind turbines being refused at s´Era Vella to the north of Ciutadella is a good example of what happens as a result of conflict of interests and possible outcomes. Continue reading The Case for Renewable Energy in the Region
Some hints to contribute to the current debate on the future implementation of Ecotax in the Balearic Islands.
Water is one of the environmental resources which needs to have public investment made with the utmost urgency and which has not seemed feasible until now. Also, the management of waste presents many problems as does the near total dependence on fossil fuels whose contaminated emssions are at a much higher level than the maximum allowed internationally. Continue reading Water, waste and energy management should be priorities of tourist taxation
The installation of gas in Menorca should be processed in each case without any form of discrimination and the required gas storages should be built on industrial land. GOB has made official pleas concerning three projects which have come to public attention in Ciutadella, Mahon and Es Mercadal. Continue reading Natural gas in Menorca
Menorca is regarded in many places as an example of regional and countryside conservation. However, it is not an example as far as energy is concerned because it has a near total dependence on fossil fuels. Continue reading Criteria for renewable energy facilities in the countryside
Press for changes not only at a global level but also for commitments at a local level. This is the only way to deal successfully with the enormous challenge presented by climate change.
GOB has joined with other ecological groups (from Galicia, Asturias, Cataluña, Valencia, Andalucia, Extremedura…) to try to persuade regional governments to make effective commitments to help prevent climate change. Continue reading Climate Change. Action at global and local levels
Global Warming and the Health of the Planet
Talks on 26th and 27th October 2015 at 8 pm
Today is the start of the campaign “29th November, A Menorca March about Climate Change. To coincide with Paris”. It begins with a talk by Benjamin Carreras “Global Warming and the Health of the Planet” at 8 pm in the “Circulo Artistico” of Ciutadella. Tomorrow, Tuesday 27th Benjamin Carreras will repeat the talk in the Plenary Hall of the Consell Insular in Mahόn also at 8 pm. Continue reading Talk on Global Warming and the Health of the Planet