Debate on territorialized electricity tariff: video available.
5 August, 2021
Videos of the Seminar on legal framework and wind farms are now available
The Galician Wind Observatory organized three telematic sessions, held on three Fridays in July, regarding the most significant legal aspects of wind power development in Galicia. The full interventions as well as the subsequent debate between the public and the speakers are now available in video format. They may be accessed here.
Territorial impact of wind farms
A legal analysis on territorial impact was presented on 9 July (Friday) by Carlos Alberto Amoedo Souto, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of A Coruña, and Manuel González Sarria, an agronomist engineer with broad experience in the study on the impact of the territorial infrastructure linked to wind farms. Professor Amoedo Souto discussed the impact of wind projects on Galician cultural heritage: a state of the art. His text is available on this link. On his part, Manuel González centered his attention on some interesting reflections about agrarian lands and how to evaluate them beyond their rustic character.
Amoedo Souto’s intervention is available here Manuel González’s intervention here.
Environmental values and economic values on wind farms
Alba Nogueira, Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Santiago de Compostela participated in the second session held on 16 July. Professor Nogueira discussed the topic “Environment and wind farms: prevalence of uses and environmental impact on the territory.” The head of the GWO, Professor Xavier Simón, also intervened with his speech entitled “Questions on the territorial incidence of wind farms in Galicia”. His intent, however, was not to answer questions but rather pose them to the notable public.
Alba Nogueira’s intervention can be accesed here and Xavier Simón’s intervention here.
Case studies in Galicia
Finally, the Seminar closed on 30 July with the presentation of several case studies. We first had the chance to listen to Victoria Fernández Armesto, manager and co-owner of Casa Grande de Xanceda. Her intervention revolved around the Ordes-Curtis macroproject.
Likewise, Xoán Antón Pérez Lema, partner at Pérez Lema Avogados e Consultores. This intervention, resulting from vast professional experience, focused on the defense of the territory, the cultural heritage, the environment and the local economy as limits to wind energy production in Galicia.
Victoria Fernández’s intervention can be accesed here and Xoán Antón Pérez Lema’s intervention here.
Very active forum
The Seminar had over 70 attendees from very diverse sectors. Likewise, people and groups from various Autonomous Communities also participated. All the questions and reflections associated with the Seminar are available at the link indicated at the beginning of this news brief.