Mónica Lorente, the Mayoress of Orihuela, along with the Mayors from Callosa de Segura, Granja de Rocamora, Los Montesinos, Rojales, Daya Vieja and Almoradí represented more than 40 Alicante provincial Mayors on their visit to the European Parliament in Brussels this week.
They were in the Belgian capital to sign a pact which will commit them all to reduce Co2 emissions by 20% between now and 2020 and increase the use of renewable energy by the same amount.
Ms Lorente addressed the European Parliament and told them that Orihuela and the other provincial towns of Alicante were committed to sustainable and renewable energy. The pact signing ceremony was attended by more than 1,000 delegates, mayors and town leaders who represented more than 1,500 Spanish towns and cities.
The signing of the pact was witnessed by the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek; the President of the Spanish Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who also holds the title of the Spanish Presidency of the EU; the President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and the President of the Committee of the Regions, Mercedes Bresso.
This is good news for Eurener, who have bases in Bigastro. They are shipping out solar panels as fast as they can assemble them from their units in the town.