Now that the government has finally decided to tackle a plan to re-industrialize the Spanish economy – a great opportunity to create jobs – and the regions are also directing their efforts at maintaining their industry and strengthening their investments and associated jobs, this is the time to create a dialogue to restore confidence in Spain’s energy and industrial policy binomial.
This dialogue is essential to combine the visions of energy-intensive industry and of electricity and thermal power consumption.It is time the views of both the government and the energy sector – which is also industry – came together through agreement, effort and synergy to create jobs and position Spain in the leaders’ group on the European energy and industry agenda.
The challenges this country faces in energy match European ones: energy efficiency, the internal market, infrastructure, renewables and their effect on foreign policy, and the experiences, potential and vision of Spain all converge and are attributed value “within and along with” the European Union.
Our industrial competitiveness and energy situation is nothing to write home about -even the short-term figures. The lack of business confidence, the regulatory uncertainty and the weakness after years of crisis, must urge us to reconsider, because there is still a long way to go and mistakes and hesitation leave a trail of industry closures and unemployment.
Article published in: FuturENERGY May 2014