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PODCAST: A wind farm off the Costa Brava - the debate is on

With Catalonia urgently needing to grow its green energy sector to meet climate change goals, are large-scale wind farms the answer?

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24 April 2021 11:27 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Catalonia needs to transition from 20% to 50% renewable energy by 2030 to meet its climate change goals but plans for an offshore floating wind farm in the Gulf of Roses have been met with opposition from environmentalists and businesses reliant on tourism.

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Cristina Tomàs White travels to Roses and Empuriabrava to find out what locals think and along with host Lorcan Doherty discusses the pros and cons of the debate, according to Parc Tramuntana project director Sergi Ametller, Sergi Saladié from the University of Rovira i Virgili and environmental activist Raúl Domínguez from IAEDEN-Salvem l'Empordà.

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  • An impression of how the Parc Tramuntana wind turbines may appear when viewed from the seaside town of L'Estartit

  • An impression of how the Parc Tramuntana wind turbines may appear when viewed from the seaside town of L'Estartit

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