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Recent history of the Basque energy system

  • 1970s

    World oil crisis

    Euskadi extremely weak in energy terms.
    (Inefficient energy consumption, high dependence on oil and limited generation capacity).

  • 1980 - 1990

    Start of Basque energy policy

    After the approval of the Statute of Autonomy of Euskadi in 1979 (The Statute of Gernika) an energy policy for the Basque Country was begun based on improving efficiency, diversification and renewable energy sources.

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    ENERGY POLICY STUDY IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY

    The Basque General Council carried out an initial study on the energy situation of Euskadi, with the aim of having in-depth knowledge on which a planned energy policy could be developed, as a solution to the grave weakness of the Basque energy sector.

     

    MAIN OBJECTIVES:
    Energy efficiency and diversification of energy sources and their origin.