PP and Vox, which govern in coalition in Aragon, have requested the creation of a commission in the Aragonese Cortes to investigate complaints about alleged irregularities in the awarding of renewable energies by the previous four-party Executive (PSOE, Podemos, PAR and CHA), chaired by the socialist Javier Lambán.
In his inauguration speech as president, Jorge Azcón announced that he would fulfill his promise to create a commission of inquiry into "the multiple irregularities that have been reported and that have made national news due to their severity and scandalous scope."
He was referring to the fact that EL MUNDO published on May 23 the evidence confirming the division of wind and solar projects to circumvent the state guarantee.
As well as the fact that two consulting firms that worked for the Lambán Government also worked for the community's main renewable company, Forestalia.
The following day, at a press conference in Zaragoza, Alberto Núñez Feijóo demanded "immediate clarification" of the processing and authorization process for hundreds of renewable energy installations in Aragon.
Both Feijóo and Azcón raised their criticism, after this newspaper revealed that there were 12 former regional leaders in the pay of Forestalia, the main actor in the Aragon renewable bubble.
Specifically, the leader of the PP said: "Yesterday, the information we learned made us extraordinarily worried, and today we are even more worried, because today we know that members of the PAR, members of the Chunta and members of the PSOE who were an essential part of The Lambán governments are now working for Forestalia, promoting those projects that have serious doubts about having been processed with all the guarantees."
For his part, Lambán "flatly" denied all the accusations and attributed them to the regional election campaign that was taking place at that time.
This Tuesday the spokespersons for the PP, Fernando Ledesma, and for Vox, Santiago Morón, explained the objective of creating an investigative commission within the Cortes of Aragon, which will move forward by having an absolute majority.
They seek to shed light on the suspicions expressed in the last electoral campaign about the legality of the environmental processing of permits for the installation of new wind and photovoltaic parks in Aragon.
According to Ledesma, they want to clarify "the doubts that there may have been, the bad practices if there were any so that companies in the sector can compete on equal terms and Aragón continues to be a leader in renewables."
Morón has indicated that it is about asking for explanations, among others, from the Aragonese Institute of Environmental Management, to "clarify whether political or other responsibilities could arise from the irregularities reported in the disastrous deployment of renewables in Aragon." And to learn from mistakes rather than from "a witch hunt", and to "draw the lines of correct planning that respects the landscape and the economic and development interests of the rural environment." He recalled that "Javier Lambán himself acknowledged mistakes, but he did it after eight years."
They were answered by the deputy spokesperson of the Socialist Group, Darío Villagrasa, who, after warning about the serious damage that the aforementioned commission could cause for the sector and the establishment of new companies, regretted that PP and Vox "do not want to continue betting on the progress and synergies with the territory and choose the path of getting muddy and muddy.
He added that "the PP is taking a long time to go to the Prosecutor's Office if it has any kind of suspicion as it has been proclaiming these months. The reality is that with this initiative they only seek to denigrate and attack the previous government while they cut ribbons inaugurating investments made by the Executive of Javier Lambán".
Villagrasa has explained that the Socialist Group will not oppose the creation of the commission once the PP and Vox explain its terms.
At the same time, he regretted that they had to find out from the press, which, in his opinion, denotes that both groups "are looking for the announcement and the headline" and "not really going into depth and helping to improve the sector."