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Parliamentary question - E-001764/2019Parliamentary question

Carbon leakage in the Iberian energy market

Question for written answer E-001764-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Carlos Zorrinho (S&D) , José Blanco López (S&D)

Between November 2018 and February 2019, Spain imported 10% of its electricity imports from Morocco and thus became an importer of electricity rather than a net exporter. This was the result of increased energy production in the African country since two coal-fired power plants, which together emit 25 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a day, went into operation. In view of this and its effect on the Iberian Electricity Market (MIBEL) and in view of EU-wide decarbonisation targets, we would like to ask:

Last updated: 18 April 2019
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