Balearic Islands approve climate change law

Published on 12.02.2019
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On 12 February 2019, the Balearic Islands approved a new climate change law that requires their energy to be sourced entirely from renewable resources by 2050. The law includes a phase-out of a coal power plant located on Mallorca by 2025, and foresees climate and energy plans with binding targets for companies and municipalities to be established and updated every five years. President of the Balearic Islands Francina Armengol highlighted the importance of the clean energy transition for the citizens of the Balearics as well as their economy.