Renewables hot topic in Spanish election

Energy and the environment look set to be priority policy areas if opposition parties win the Spanish general election on 20 December

Energy and the environment look set to be priority policy areas if opposition parties win the Spanish general election on 20 December.

Two of the three opposition parties doing best in the polls have vowed to restart investment in renewable energy, phase out nuclear power and phase out restrictions on micro-renewables. These are the centre-left Socialist Party (PSOE) and left-wing Podemos.

They may work together with the centre-right Ciudadanos to oust the incumbent Popular Party (PP). PSOE, Podemos, Ciudadanos and PP are all on track to win 17-27% of votes so a coalition government is almost certain.

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