Carboneras shut-down conditions

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Carboneras shut-down conditions
CARBONERAS PLANT: Closure means job losses Photo credit: Carboneras town hall

CARBONERAS mayor Jose Luis Amerigo Fernandez insisted that shutting down the Endesa power station had to involve re-training its employees.

Amerigo Fernandez said that the town hall was currently in talks with the Junta de Andalucia and Endesa regarding the priority of requalifying workers in the renewable and climate-neutral economy.

This, the mayor said, should include projects that could also help to generate sustainable employment which, with the passage of time, would diversify the Carboneras economy in a manner respectful both to the local population and the environment.

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Amerigo Fernandez also pointed out that “when the time comes” the former employees could take on the work of dismantling the installation.

“It is essential that all actions linked to the definitive end of activity at the power station should be co-ordinated with the Carboneras Just Transition Agreement and the Towards Employment processes.

The mayor also stressed the Administrations needed to comply “as rapidly as possible” with the obligations set out in the conditions for shutting down the plant’s two generators.


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