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The location of the new “lung” was not selected just by chance. An area was chosen that was extremely damaged by recent forest fires. In 2012, one of the worst fires every experienced in the Community of Madrid destroyed over 1,500 hectares of forest in this area. The Twenergy Wood is in the surroundings of the “Endesa Wood”, a plantation of trees of various species that was started in 2015 to rehabilitate approximately 20 hectares of the extension affected by the fire in the Valdemaqueda and Robledo area.
“With this project, we are not only restoring the hills by replanting trees that were destroyed in the fire; these trees will eventually absorb CO2, thus minimising the impact of climate change", pointed out Enrique Enciso, head of Sylvestris, a company that collaborates with this environmental initiative.
The idea of the plantation is to absorb around 40 tonnes of CO2 over the next 30 or 40 years. And also to register it in the Spanish Climate Change Office confirming that the reforestation in the area was carried out for this purpose.