Spain and Portugal are home to Europe’s fastest growing wind energy sector. Richard Weyndling reports on how Iberia’s increasing reliance on renewables has delivered safe supplies, industry growth and jobs prospects.
Windmills, once quaint whitewashed reminders of Cervantes’ literary hero Don Quixote, have in just the past decade become towering, ubiquitous features of the skyline across the Iberian peninsula. They power millions of homes and symbolise the region’s aspiration to lead the world in renewable energy generation and technology.
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