18 Apr 2013
The Council of Ministers approved on 12 April the National Plan of Air Quality and Atmosphere Protection 2013-2016 (link), with new measures that affect the biomass sector. On the one hand, this Plan establishes a specific objective of reducing emissions asociated to the intentionaed outdoor burnt of biomass. Two alternatives are given to accomplished this aim: Pick up the residues/wastes generated in pruning. Trituration and expansión on the soil. The...
11 Apr 2013
The Council of Ministers approved on April 5th the State Plan of Promotion of Rental Housing, Rehabilitation, Regeneration and Urban Renewal (2013-2016) and the Draft Law on Rehabilitation, Urban Regeneration and Renewal, which (along the new Law of Renting Promotion) represent a paradigm shift in housing policy (link to press release in Spanish).
13 Mar 2013
The Spanish Observatory of R&D&I of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) has recently published in its web ICONO two new reports. Below is a summary of their most important conclusions. “PITEC 2010: The financiation of the innovation of the companies” In the recesive phase (2008-2010), the companies with R&D expenditure have had less job destruction than the economy as a whole. The global...
08 Feb 2013
The Spanish Strategy of Science and Technology and of Innovation and the State Plan of Scientific and Technical Investigation and of Innovation were approved on February the 1st, two important documents for the R&D Spanish world in the upcoming years. (Documents in Spanish. Source: MINECO)