This is why it is so important to provide access to dialogue to be able to inform rigorously and professionally, with an active collaboration and carefully listening so as to be able to define, together with social agents and territories, how we should promote wind energy in Spain, by promoting social awareness with regard to its differential value. The installation of onshore and offshore wind farms in Spain should be undertaken with scrupulous environmental care and sensitivity towards local communities. The opportunities provided by wind power for fair transition are evident, and an essential feature of a social-economic project for the future for all inhabitants.
The current social-economic situation presents a new energy paradigm for global emergency. Energy safety and the reduction of external energy dependence are key aspects in current world politics, with renewable energies being a structural and urgent solution. Accelerating renewable deployment is a priority, enhancing its industrial and technological value chain in Europe, where wind power stands out as a mechanism of competitiveness and protection for consumers as it helps reduce the price of electricity. For this development to occur, we should continue to find an understanding with the territories and the people who live there, increasing social acceptance for wind energy, with everyone involved having co-responsibility in the fight against climate change, to take care of our economy and increase our industrial and technological presence in the global arena.
With this in mind, the wind sector has created, for example, the “Winds of the future” initiative, a collaborative movement that establishes the importance of wind energy as a commitment to the future, y que persigue impulsar su desarrollo en España desde la escucha, el diálogo, la reflexión y la divulgación. "Winds of the Future" involves a number of commitments which include highlighting the importance of wind energy to achieve fair and environmentally friendly energy transition and, at the same time, contributing to the development of the rural environment.
The latest report by Deloitte for the Wind Business Association, consisting of a Macroeconomic Study of the wind sector in Spain, shows that communities that have opted for the installation of wind farms have significantly improved their per capita income.
Perfect examples of the coexistence between wind energy and the rural environment can be seen in a number of towns distributed throughout Spanish territory, where their economies are based, or have been based in the past, on agriculture or livestock, or on other industries, such as mining, but where in recent times wind energy has made its presence felt as a major economic driving force. Excellent examples of these municipal districts include Fuendetodos (Zaragoza), Lubián (Zamora), Minuesa (Teruel), Barásoain (Navarra) and Higueruela (Albacete), some of which have been awarded the EOLO prize for Rural Integration, presented annually by the Wind Energy Business Association.
To conclude, in Spain, wind energy is already an essential feature of our country, the landscapes and the lives of many inhabitants who live with this technology.