April 8th local time, the Congress of the Spanish House of Representatives voted to pass the Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition, which is also the first version of this type of regulation formulated by the country.
This regulation will enable the country to comply with its international commitment to combat climate change: to balance the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions with its absorption by 2050. This means that Spain will be almost completely separated from fossil energy by then.
To achieve this goal, the decree set a target of 74% of the country’s electricity by 2030 from renewable energy, while promoting the development of clean energy and zero-emission vehicles.
The Spanish House of Representatives introduced the decree ten years ago, and was supported by most political parties, and finally approved by the House of Representatives Congress. The statute is currently referred to the Senate and is expected to be finally approved in May.