The Balearic Islands want to stand up to climate change by banning diesel cars from 2025

Cars on a highway

At the moment it may seem like a somewhat ambitious idea, but it seems that there is a good chance that it will become a reality if no one prevents it: the Government of the archipelago could ban diesel cars from the year 2025 thanks to a draft law that would affect both new registrations and rental cars and visitors arriving on the islands with their vehicle by sea transport.

With everything, expect to have 90% fewer missions by 2050, something that is undoubtedly very interesting considering that the archipelago's thermal power plant, that of Murterar, located in Alcúdia (Mallorca), causes 54 premature deaths per year, as reported by the Diario de Mallorca.

In recent years, especially since 2016, the fleet of vehicles in the Islands has been on the rise. Vehicles, mostly diesel, that are not only circulated by people who want to spend a good vacation, but also emit gases that pollute the air that residents breathe all year round. To prevent the situation from getting worse, what will be done will be fight climate change banned cars that run on diesel.

Steps of the climate change law

But also the Es Murterar plant is expected to close little by little: group 1 and 2 in 2020, and group 3 and 4 in 2030. But this is not all: it is planned to replace public lighting, and the installation of solar panels in car parks and in new warehouses. In the case of the island of Formentera, you can also limit the number of cars that arrive in summer, as it is a rather small island that circulates, in August, about 50.872 vehicles a day.

The problem is that it is the central government, that of Madrid, who has the last word. And after the rejection of the closing of Es Murterar, who knows what could happen.

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