The towns and cities of Andalusia are betting on energy sustainability. This is demonstrated by the 41 projects that 19 town councils and local entities in the province of Almería have carried out to energy improve their schools, municipal buildings and other infrastructures, in which they have invested 3.1 million euros and for which they have received aid. of the Junta de Andalucía for its financing.
Through the Andalusian Energy Agency, an entity attached to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, these projects have been incentivized with just over 2 million euros co-financed with FEDER Funds through the Program for the energy development of Andalusia. as explained by the territorial delegate of Industry, Energy and Mines, Guillermo Casquet.
Casquet has assured that “this type of action will improve municipalities, globally, since all towns need help for their municipal buildings, for their schools or for the installation of charging points for electric vehicles. Hence the importance of these energy improvement actions financed by the Government of Andalusia.” For his part, the mayor of the Arboleas City Council, José Juan Ramos, has highlighted that this is a demand that this municipality has had for a long time, and that the Andalusian Government has been sensitive to this need, hence the good reception. that he has had.”
Thus, the municipal buildings of Alcolea, Almócita, Arboleas, Bacares, Bayarque, Cuevas del Almanzora, Fondón, Paterna del Río, Tíjola and Vera have been rehabilitated thanks to 960,000 euros in incentives from the Board, which these localities have allocated to “actions such as installing photovoltaic energy to supply the city council headquarters, installing solar thermal in municipal swimming pools or improving cultural centers or multi-purpose buildings energetically,” the delegate specified.
The schools of Almería have been other public buildings whose energy improvement has been encouraged. Thus, the educational centers of Alcolea, Cantoria, Fondón, Padules and Paterna del Río, with almost 40,000 euros in FEDER aid, have installed renewable energies or improved their lighting or air conditioning.
Six other municipalities: Alcolea, Benahadux, Cantoria, Cuevas del Almanzora, Paterna del Río and Vera, have used the incentives of the Program for the sustainable energy development of Andalusia to improve the lighting of their streets, receiving almost 960,000 euros in FEDER aid for this purpose. The delegate of Industry, Energy and Mines, Guillermo Casquet, highlighted that the towns of Almería have also opted for sustainable mobility. In this way, up to nine municipalities (Bacares, Almócita, Arboleas, Cantoria, Macael, Padules, Purchena, Tabernas and Taberno) have acquired energy efficient vehicles for public services or have installed charging points for electric vehicles on their streets, receiving for this 132,000 euros of incentive