The Spanish government has approved a new coal power plant that will create more than 100,000 jobs.
The plant will be built at the Vinca plant in Cáceres, which is part of the country’s nuclear power plant network.
The company that owns the Vancouvian coal mine, Terra Nova Power, said in a statement that it was pleased to sign a contract with the Spanish government to build the plant.
The project is expected to generate 1,500 megawatts of power, with the plant expected to have a capacity of 10 gigawatts.
The coal power plants have become a contentious issue in the Spanish parliament, with many lawmakers objecting to the new plant.
Spanish opposition leader, José Manuel García, told Spanish TV station El País that he would ask the government to reconsider the project.
He said that if the plant were to be built, the government should not only increase the price of power for consumers, but also make the plant more energy efficient.
“If the government would build a plant that uses less energy, why should we not be forced to pay more for it?”