Reallink: Let’s give it life

Reallink: Let’s give it life

Reallink: Let’s give her lifeLevante EMV

We recently learned that it was the Ministry of Environmental Transition and Demographic Challenge, which was ultimately responsible for granting installation licenses Large photovoltaic plant in Realencdecided to reject Renantis España SA’s request, among other reasons: “Unequivocal assessment that The project is clearly not feasible for environmental reasons […]”. It must be added that the network access and connection permits, which the company obtained in 2020, will expire in October 2023.

So, Although the ministry’s decision is subject to appeal, there is no indication that they will do so.The decision includes our claims and therefore rejects the project. The question now is: Did we save Reallink? This is not the first time that the Carcaixent Mountains have been under threat As a group made up of many people who were already part of CEAM or Salvem la Bossarta, as well as all the citizens who have now joined Salvem el Realenc, We want the city council to work towards the ultimate protection of the land and to do so through public participation and we have done so far. There are already tools that allow progress in this direction, such as the local plan for forest fire prevention, and vigilance in the protection of heritage and public domain.

The transition to renewable energies is essential for the future of our planetBut not at any cost or in any way. In Carcaixent, the Renantes project is an example of how major energy companies are trying to establish themselves in rural areas, often without taking into account the environmental and social impact of this infrastructure. The project aims to occupy a large area of ​​land, irreversibly changing the local landscape and ecosystem.. This proposal is embedded in the “energy colonialism” model, whereby the benefits accrue to large, often foreign, corporations, while local communities bear the negative impacts.

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Defending El Realenc is defending a natural and cultural heritage that has been cared for for generations.. Instead of allowing these total installations, it is necessary to promote more sustainable and equitable alternatives, such as creating local energy communities. These communities would put energy generation in the hands of the citizens themselves, encouraging self-sufficiency and reducing the environmental footprint.

There are many ways to achieve this, such as:

1Installing solar panels on city roofsCovering the roofs of public and industrial buildings and existing infrastructure with solar panels is a viable and less intrusive alternative.

2Strengthening local energy communities: This would allow for a more equitable distribution of benefits and greater citizen participation in the energy transition, reducing dependence on large companies.

3Protecting natural heritage: Creating protected areas to ensure that landscapes and ecosystems such as El Realenc are preserved, and preserved from future aggression and speculation.

In conclusion, protecting Realenc and strengthening local energy communities are essential steps to ensure a just and sustainable energy transition. We must be able to say “Yes, renewables, but not this way.” We choose models that respect our lands and our peopleIf we really want to preserve our heritage.

They also signed the article:Anna Oliver Boras ,Enrique Casasos ,Joseph Sanjuan ,Thank you very much ,Desa Andres , Eugenie Moura I

Alicia Sabater

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