Saturday, April 24

Sheer Chutzpah in Spanish corruption

Can you imagine? they claimed for power generation during the night for solar powered plants. I quote:

The Ministry for Industry uncovers a serious fraud on solar energy' , El Mundo reveals today with the newspaper's main feature story, quoting government data on photovoltaic energy production, according to which several solar plants were actually working at night. It is suspected the solar panels are plugged into power generators or electricity-producing apparel at night, to simulate production and obtain the public grants allowed for the photovoltaic sector. According to the newspaper's sources, solar plants in Castilla y Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Andalusia and the Canary Islands are supposedly producing energy at night-time, without the sun. Between November and January in particular, more than 4,500 megawatt per hour would have been produced at night, and the amount of State-granted frauded funds would be about 2,6 million euros. Until last year's November the energy production in Spanish photovoltaic plants didn't undergo today's severe controls, which are regulated by the National Energy Commission (CNE, where all data from authonomous communities and energy distribution companies are processed.) The responsible Minister, Miguel Sebastian, pushed CNE to further inspections and open an inquiry to investigate "fraudulent practices.

This huge outpouring of funds into this green energy, carbon trading, non conventional sources of energy stuff is like honey to all these fraudsters.

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