Poor people in trouble. Not even the money to pay into the state coffers the alms needed to set up a modest limited liability company. When they presented themselves before Lorenzo Cassano, a notary on the borders of the Gargano, in the land of Puglia, in the municipality of San Severo, they chose the furthest and least onerous route for disembarking on the Sulcis coast, in front of the tuna fishing boats of Portoscuso, in horse between Porto Flavia and Pan di Zucchero. The first declares to know the Italian language, both spoken and written, the second does not need to put it down in black and white. Yet, the two partners, despite the opposite distances, one from pro-independence Catalonia, the other from the Heel of Italy, met. Not by chance, one might say.
Barcelona & Puglia
It would be impossible to imagine a casual union in the land of olive trees, the place chosen to plan the assault, yet another, on the wind of Sardinia. Of course, it takes a lot of imagination to start from the road that splits rebellious Barcelona in two, from the fourth floor of 511 Avenida Diagonal, to reach a modest town in the Apulian hinterland, a stone's throw from San Giovanni Rotondo. The mission was premeditated from afar: to set up "Wind Alfa Srl", the most anonymous and inactive company on the wind-business scene, ready to scale the Sardinian mare magnum with gigantic sea shovels to be stuck in the middle of the unsullied proscenium of the coast of Sulcis-Iglesiente, in front of Portoscuso.
The associates of the assault
Juan Fernando Gonzalez Mateo, a Spaniard from La Coruña, is the first of the two partners. On the surface it also seems to be what matters most: in the company registered with the Foggia Revenue Agency, 99% of the shares were assigned. Alessandro Mundi, on the other hand, an accountant from San Severo, won't have much to say about his one percent share. The notary questions them about the registered office of the newly founded company. They respond in unison: San Severo, province of Foggia, in Via Don Felice Canelli n. 21. For now, no illuminated signs, the location will be in a file kept in the Apulian accountant's office. The duration of the company is set at 31 December 2070. Just enough time to turn the blades in the Sulcis sea.
If the deadlines are ambitious, the money is scarce. Empty pockets when the state donation has to be paid for the incorporation of the company. The financial statement recorded in the minutes is disarming, in the face of the billion-dollar investments that swarm in the dreams of the lords of the wind. They prefer not to bleed out of the ten thousand euros that they would have had to pay for the entire share capital. Between the two of them they pay just 2,500 euros, Gonzalez Mateo, the Spaniard, writes out a non-transferable cashier's check for 2,475 euros, the other partner doesn't get upset: he pays twenty-five euros "in good legal currency". Few, given that in recent days they have knocked on the doors of the Ministry of Energy Security, and little of the Environment, to present a billion-dollar project to ditch the wind that sweeps the sea between Carloforte, Portovesme and Porto Flavia. A full-scale devastating assault with a forest of 63 wind turbines, each between 270 and 300 meters high, ready to trample on dignity and landscape, with an invasion as senseless as it is speculative given that that tangle of scrap metal to be placed in in the middle of the sea it should have a power of 945 megawatts, enough to produce energy to provide electricity to almost a million inhabitants.
318 sea shovels
It's a shame that that project adds to the previous ones already presented in that same sea, for a set of 318 cyclopean blades, as tall as the Eiffel Tower, capable of producing electricity for almost five million inhabitants. Madness, if you consider that Sulcis has just over one hundred thousand inhabitants, while the whole of Sardinia has one million six hundred thousand. It is all too clear that the project has nothing to do with the energy transition, but is part of that State plan aimed at raping the Sardinian sea with a truly unprecedented wind assault.
What once again leaves us speechless is the "foreign-business" architecture that lies behind this new project, which has remained locked away in the depths of the Ministry given that the documents on which the "administrative checks" are continuing have not yet been made public. . How is it possible that the Sulcis sea is targeted by a company with just 2,500 euros of paid-up capital, with a 99% shareholder who comes from Catalonia no less and turns into a neo-colonizer of the island with a team even registered in the Apulian end? An interest, the one that spreads from Puglia towards the Sardinian wind, which not only conceals the greed of those multinationals that leverage corporate "vehicles" established in total anonymity, but which adds up to various "Apulian" operations that are shaking the Sardinian ports. It is no secret that Apulian companies, despite not having declared the necessary requirements for the concession, were entrusted with the management of port docks, such as those of Arbatax, with the declared intention of putting themselves at the service of offshore wind farms.
A plan, as in the case of the Spanish-Puglia project of "Wind Alfa", which totally ignores the continuous overlapping of offshore wind projects in a body of water, that of Sulcis, which has been evident for some time now, due to the inertia and negligence of the State Italian, in the availability of the Exclusive Economic Zone of Algeria which, as early as 2018, had moved its maritime borders towards the Sardinian coasts. Most of the projects presented in that body of water are positioned between territorial waters and those delimited by the Algerian decree towards which Italy not only has done nothing to block it, but on which a very dangerous silent consent persists also on the security front.
The decree approved last night by the Council of Ministers fits into this scenario of "assault" on the Sardinian sea. A measure that attempts to "reward" with money the Regions that should submit to the wind farm attack, hypothesizing two poles in southern Italy to carry out experimental projects, both for the construction and installation of wind turbines at sea. A decree that confirms the Government's attempt to endorse the large wind power lobby, without preliminarily defining the energy quantities to be assigned to each individual Region. The fact that the companies are focusing on Sardinia, however, raises the suspicion that behind this operation there is a carefully studied plan to transform the island into a real energy colony of Italy.
The Government, within six months, will have to identify two state-owned maritime areas with the relevant body of water in front, within the limits of territorial waters, for the creation of a strategic hub for floating wind power at sea. A detail of no small importance is that which denies the Regions the power to express the Agreement with the State on the identification of those areas. In fact, the decree submitted for approval by the Council of Ministers provides that the Regions will only be heard. A provision that leaves every scenario open, including that of the state blitz towards Sardinia. And moreover, for months various companies have been establishing themselves in the island's ports, from those with an Apulian origin, in Arbatax, to those with partners from Venezuelan residence, in the Canal Port of Cagliari. All with a single common denominator: wind energy business in the Sardinian sea.