Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, wrote on his Twitter profile that Spain should build a “massive solar panel” which could energize all of Europe, and Pedro Sánchez did not hesitate to react. The President of the Government, who announced just a few days ago an aid plan of 11,000 million euros to promote the development of chips and semiconductors, wanted to clarify Musk Spain’s position regarding the creation renewable energy infrastructure.
Elon Musk’s comment is a response to a tweet highlighting the LOSS aimed at the microchip and semiconductor industry that Pedro Sánchez announced a few days ago during an appearance at the second edition of the Forum Spanish economy. “Spain should build a massive solar panel. It could power all of Europe”mentioned Musk, suggesting a more viable alternative to this 11,000 million euros of the strategic plan for economic recovery and transformation.
Pedro Sánchez, for his part, wanted to let Elon Musk know that Spain already has a plan to deliver a “more efficient and sustainable energy system” and that they are open to welcoming investors.
“We are already executing the most ambitious plan towards an efficient and sustainable energy system. With all sectors on board. Maximizing opportunities, digitalization and the value chain for sustainable success. Now is the time. Let’s get it right properly. Come and see We welcome investors to Spain, ”the president mentions to Elon Musk in a message shared via his Twitter profile.
Pedro Duque also responds to Elon Musk
Peter Duke, former Minister of Science and Innovation, did not hesitate to respond to Elon Musk with a message similar to that of Sánchez: “We welcome the investments in Spain to boost our already significant energy production renewable. Our entire legal framework is prepared for this. Do you know any investors? Elon Musk, for the moment, has not responded to either politician.
In the meantime, the Spanish government has already approved a LOSS for the carbon-neutral energy transition with an initial investment of €16.3 billion. In the announcement of this strategic plan for economic recovery and transformation, the potential of renewable energies in the country was highlighted. Bearing in mind, above all, that Spain is the country with the largest solar and wind resource in Europe.
Photovoltaic energy in the country is also growing significantly year by year. In 2021, he did it around a 37% compared to the same period of the previous year, according to data from Red Eléctrica de España. It is currently the fourth most used renewable energy in the territory, with more than 14,000 MW installed and located below hydropower, combined cycle and wind power.
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