The Lehendakari describes "energy efficiency" as the "pending revolution"
The Lehendakari has defended managing resources in a "more efficient and sustainable" manner in order to establish the Basque Country as a "reference point within the field of energy management".
This morning, the Lehendakari, Patxi López, inaugurated FAGOR's indirect storage water heater plant in Basauri (Biscay). Prior to visiting the new installations, the Lehendakari reaffirmed the Basque Government's commitment to renewable energies and the aspiration to convert "energy into an economic driving force in all areas: wind energy, marine energy and electric vehicles." The Lehendakari has drawn attention to Basque Minister Bernabé Unda's presence in New York, at the invitation of the prestigious Climate Group, to explain the work that is being carried out by the Basque Government in relation to electric cars, "thereby demonstrating the interest that has been aroused by our unwavering commitment in this area and our ample possibilities for growth." "We are members of the "G-20" for the electric car and that is undoubtedly something to be proud about," he added.
The Basque Country is to become a "reference point" within the field of energy management. This is the "challenge" faced by our society and to which the Basque Government is "dedicated", the Lehendakari, Patxi López, indicated during his visit this morning to Fagor's new indirect storage water heater plant in Basauri (Biscay). During the visit the Lehendakari has affirmed that in modern societies a "revolution remains pending": "achieving efficient energy use." "The challenge faced today by the Basque Country in the area of energy does not simply entail managing resources in a more efficient and sustainable manner, but rather involves making a virtue of necessity and becoming a reference point in the field of energy management," he added.
The Lehendakari, Patxi López, has presided over the inauguration of the new indirect storage water heater plant constructed by FAGOR at the company site in Basauri (Biscay), drawing attention to the significance of this step within the company's "commitment to innovation and sustainability."
"We must reduce energy costs and become more efficient" the Lehendakari affirmed, ratifying the Basque Executive's commitment to renewable energies. "We want to turn energy into an economic driving force in all areas: in wind energy, where we are pioneers; in marine energy, where we will soon boast infrastructure to research and exploit systems to harness the energy of the waves; in terms of the electric vehicle, where the Government and companies have become involved to turn this issue into a national project," he stated.
In this sense, the Lehendakari has drawn attention to the significance of the invitation extended by the prestigious Climate Group to the Basque Minister for Industry, Bernabé Unda, in order to have him explain the work that is being undertaken by the Executive in the field of electric cars, which, in the opinion of the Lehendakari, demonstrates "the interest that has been aroused by our unwavering commitment in this area and our ample possibilities for growth." "We are members of the "G-20" for the electric car and that is undoubtedly something to be proud about," he added.
During his address, Mr López pointed out that the new plant "represents another step forward in this area," in making energy a strategic sector for the Basque Country where it already accounts for 3.5% of employment in the region and 15% of the industry.