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Local people protest against planned solar energy panels

Local residents demonstrate last Friday outside the regional government's Malaga offices. FRANCIS SILVA
Local residents demonstrate last Friday outside the regional government's Malaga offices. FRANCIS SILVA
  • Using the slogan, 'Yes to renewables but not like this', they were demanding a halt to the some 100 schemes in the pipeline

Some 300 local people from the Guadalhorce valley and Sierra de las Nieves areas of inland Malaga province and their supporters joined forces on Friday last week to protest against the wave of planned large solar energy panel projects near their homes.

The demonstrators met at the provincial offices of the Junta de Andalucía regional government, in Malaga city.

Using the slogan, 'Yes to renewables but not like this', they were demanding a halt to the some 100 schemes in the pipeline.

"The expropriation of owner's land, the destruction of valuable natural environments is becoming widespread," they explained.