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The ‘smartest’ city = Santander, Spain

An old port city on Spain’s Atlantic coast has emerged as a prototype for high-tech smart cities worldwide. Blanketed with sensors, it’s changing the way of life for its residents. Santander is a picturesque coastal city – the sound of waves, crashing on the seawall, provides a gentle backdrop to daily life. Aside from the occasional ferry from…

‘Let’s tax the sun’: Spain’s new tax on solar panels has shocked international publications like Forbes for its “stupidity”.

I covered this earlier but more and more noise is being made about Spain’s new tax the sun policy. I am more surprised at the surprise. Governments recieve a lot of revenue from energy taxes, wether it be the transportation taxes that are tacked on to fuel sources every time they move or import/export duties…

Japan Solar Energy Soars, But Grid Needs to Catch Up

It has always been a chicken and egg question do you invest in the grid first or invest in the production to then drive the improvements to the grid? Interesting in Spain they have such a large amount of home generation that they have started taxing home generation, so now the Spaniards are pulling the…

Germany and Spain sign corporate credit deal

Good news for small business in EU: Germany and Spain signed an agreement on Thursday to boost access to affordable credit for small and medium enterprises. “We want to ease financing for companies with solid business models and good growth prospects,”. This should be good for SMEs although knowing the Spanish system the process for getting access…

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