When October arrives, the inhabitants of the Pyrenees prepare for winter. In picturesque villages you might otherwise find decorating a Christmas card, farmers in this natural border region, between the Iberian Peninsula and continental Europe, store wood in below-zero temperatures, while small animals have already accumulated quite a summer harvest in their burrows to survive the long, cold months ahead without going hungry.
It was only relatively recently that the biggest, yet least populated, region of South Africa stepped out on its own. Until 1994, Northern Cape province came under the ward of Cape Province along with its two sisters, Eastern and Western Cape. Following an administrative split, the three went their own ways.
Within the broad spectrum of renewable energies, there’s one that combines environmental protection with a strong social element. Is it really possible to reduce CO2 emissions while offering a direct economic benefit to rural communities? The answer is yes and the explanation for this lies in the name itself: biomass.
The ACCIONA Blades plant at Lumbier, Navarre, received on 4 July the new mold it needs to manufacture the longest blades designed to date by the company. The 61.2 meter blades are to be mounted onto the rotors of its 3-MW AW 125/3000 wind turbine generators.