- 30,2 % of the Islands’s employment
- 45% of the GDP
- 40% of Taxes
- 14.5% of public investment
- 15.4 millions of tourists in 2017, most of them in hotels but large increase of vacation rental (14%) with the corresponding social issues
- 1 million of non-residents at peak season (mid-august) for a population of 1 million residents. One of the largests Ratio of international tourists/Residents
- Only 571 people in 340 boats, small artisianal companies devoted to local consumption
- 3.200 Tn in catches (~25% of total needs
- 0.1% of GDP (19.4M€ )
- Importance of recreational aquaculture (~30.000 boats, 70.000 licences). ~800Tn in catches
- Relatively low implementation of aquaculture (10.8 M€ in 2014)
- Societal and cutural importance. Also local products are specially valued.
- Crucial importance of maritime transport for the supply of food and goods
- Maritime transport of 1.5MTn coal, 1.2MTn hydrocarbons, 0,2 MTn Wastes
- 3.2 M people arriving from regular transportation (12 Ferry lines)
- Important and highly emissive Cruise sector : 1075 cruises brought 2 M people in 2016
- Important nautic and Yacht leisure industry : 20k nautic units
Oversized network with only 2% of generation from renewables and 96% of import. Main generation from coal (45%) although it could be with gas.
Overcost of energy production 141€/Mwh in front of 51€/Mwh in the mainland (282% Increase). Also electric connection to the mainland is not enough at present (technical aspects). 3.8% GDP in energy.
>> Room for renewables but strong blockage from central government.
- 66% hydrocarbons, 24% electricity (large increase in the last 10 yrs), 9% gas
- 58% Energetic consumption from transportation (1/4 aerotransportation, 3/4 maritime and land )
- 32% Energetic consumption for residential and services
- Room for renewables but strong blockage from central government. Mainly solar and eolic
- Regional government plans for the transition to renewable energy (incl. electric cars and gas-based transportation)
The Balearic Islands is an archipielago with 4 main inhabited islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Eivissa and Formentera), each one with a different idiosincracy that reflects in local politics and economics. The landscape is a mix of mountains, plains and...View More
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