Teresa Ribera raises the possibility of reducing the top speed to 110 km/h


The regulations imposed by the government of Zapatero in 2011 are once again among those recommended by the International Energy Agency.

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Operators who changed the maximum speed indication in 2011.

Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera has revealed the imminent launch of a Energy Saving Scheme in the General Administration of the State (AGE) and spread various “recommendations” to the population to save energy resources. Since transportation is an important activity for the effort to limit crude oil imports, in terms of its potential Maximum speed limit on highways again reduced from 120 to 110 km/h among other solutions.

From the ministry he later clarified to the newspaper that the head of the Ecological Transition referred to that measure when answering a specific question from a journalist in the context of the reduction in speed, but that “It’s not on the table”among other things, because it is reflected in the competencies of its portfolio and not among them internal or transport,

It is a solution that was implemented with the 1973 oil crisis and most recently in the last section of the government. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, The speed limit took effect on March 7, 2011 and was reduced on June 30. After those barely four months, the figures were presented from the interior. €450 million saved (they would be 1,300 million a year), although years later, the general director of traffic then (and now), Peter Navarrosaid the exact economic impact of the measure was not disclosed and i’m sorry it was so short,

Decrease 157 million barrels

The Royal Decree issued by the government was intended to reduce the cost of fuel by 11% in the case of diesel and by 15% in the case of gasoline. Other studies cut the savings to 8%. DGT congratulated himself, because in spite of almost generalized opposition (Opposition en bloc and even Fernando Alonso’s), the population had followed the rules And beyond the low consumption and polluting agents, this translates into a relief for the statistics of serious accidents on the road. The change of signs with stickers throughout Spain, required to implement the measure, cost 230,000 euros.

In fact, Teresa Ribera echoed the announcement of international energy agency (IEA) to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and reduce the bills of countries. Among other functions, this agency created by the OECD is proposed to be promoted public transport and car sharing, Teleworking, controlling the temperature inside buildings, or adjusting workstation hours for less energy consumption.

According to the IEA, reducing the maximum speed on highways from 120 km/h to 110 km/h would mean a Saving 430,000 barrels of oil per dayAbout 157 million barrels in industrialized countries and 17,000 million euros in savings. Transferring these figures to Spanish consumption, we will talk 2.3 billion less every year,

electrification of official mobility

Following Ribera’s explanation of his savings plan in official state agencies, which that was exactly what he wanted to communicateThe Spanish section of the Organization for Transport and the Environment did not take long to add an element that did not appear in the minister’s speech: official fleet electrificationthat add up to the total 36,512 Cars Not counting police and emergency vehicles (firefighters, ambulances…). The State General Administration Park (AGE) is about 10.500,

“It is necessary to include in the plan for transportation and the environment [del Gobierno] Electrification of the fleet, to make it more effective. It’s time to take a concrete step forward and approve regulations that include most ambitious goal“says the group of ecologists specializing in dynamics.

T&E also reminds that June would mark “the two years that the executive was going to give itself as the deadline for renewing the public fleet” of vehicles of the General Administration of the State constituted by about 10,500 vehicles”.

There are public fleets”Best example of expanding energy saving measures“, As “Road transport accounts for more than half of oil demand“, emphasizes T&E. “This is the right time to implement the scheme of electrification of public administration vehicles, irrespective of state, autonomous or local,

Environmentalists believe that the impact of fleet electrification will spur the development of recharge network throughout the region including the sparsely populated areas.

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