Ribera transmits to the President of Cantabria his commitment to seek solutions that support the decarbonisation of Solvay

This chemical company, which employs more than 800 direct workers, is carrying out a strategy to replace its current coal cogeneration plant with one for the recovery of waste-derived fuels.

During the meeting, the different options available to the Torrelavega plant to carry out the aforementioned transition were discussed. Among the alternatives being considered are the negotiation with Brussels to support this conversion with Green Pact Funds or the development, in the medium term, of a mechanism for energy efficiency obligations (white certificates).

Just transition

MITECO considers of vital importance the involvement of all social actors and, especially, of the industrial sector, in the transition towards an emission neutral economy. In this sense, Teresa Ribera has reiterated the Executive's commitment to facilitate the decarbonisation of all companies and, especially, of those that act as the engine of the national economy -as is the case of Solvay- in a fair way and inclusive, offering employment opportunities for the affected territories and workers.

To this end, the Government has equipped itself with an Institute for Just Transition (ITJ), an autonomous body attached to MITECO that, among other issues, manages and protects the preparation and execution of just transition agreements, in consensus with regional administrations and local, companies and unions, to guarantee the maintenance of employment and the dynamism of the economic and industry of the territories affected by the transition.

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