The Association of Renewable Energies of Andalusia (CLANER) advances in the development of the international project and European funding, called Pearls, aimed at improving landscape planning and environmental impact, while socioeconomic, of renewable facilities in southern European countries and Israel.
Within the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme in the field of R&D&I, the project is carried out through a consortium in which the countries of Italy, Greece, Portugal and Israel work closely together, through universities, companies and entities, as well as Spain, through the University of Seville, which leads the project, and the Andalusian Association of Renewable Energies itself.
To this end, CLANER’s general manager, Carlos Rojo, attended the meeting held in one of the project’s most unique locations, the Italian city of Trento, in the Alpine mountain range, where he was able to analyse the state of renewable energy development of this type of orographic location, its landscape and environmental planning instruments, and the behaviour and social attitudes towards clean energy in the country.
Within the programme of activity developed by CLANER, the meeting held at the Milan headquarters with the Italian Electrical Association Electtricitá Futura and with the Energy Agency of the province of Trento stands out, as well as numerous views of various renewable energy companies and the project partners themselves in Italy, from the hand of Rossano Albatici, professor of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Trento.
As a continuation of the project, the European partners will visit Andalusia next autumn to assess the situation of our region in terms of environmental, social and economic impact.
The results obtained will be used for the design of public policies at European level for the efficient integration of the population in territories that have resources for energy production but their inhabitants hardly have access to sources of development.