Energy and environment

Francisco Reynés: “Energy poverty is a social problem that cannot be ignored and Naturgy will continue to implement specific measures that help to reduce it”

During the event, a study by the Chair of Energy Sustainability at Barcelona Institute of Economics-University of Barcelona was presented, which analyses energy poverty from the perspective of available income for vulnerable groups and concludes that one out of five Spanish households in this situation has one or more members who are unemployed.

Energy and environment

Andris Piebalgs: “Participants in the energy markets must have suitable incentives to operate efficiently in the short term and invest appropriately in the medium and long term.”

Today in Madrid, the Energy commissioner stated that it is necessary “to promote flexibility in the wholesale market and provide clear pricing signals to encourage continuous penetration of renewable energy and to guarantee investments.”

The researcher at the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies, Jorge Padilla, spoke about incorporating renewable energy into the wholesale electricity market and supported the need to design suitable capacity remuneration mechanisms.

Energy and environment

Machine learning will be the principal factor in generating business value in a growing digital setting

The Strategic Customers Director of Google Cloud, José Manuel García Gavilán, confirms that the future of digital transformation depends on the use of artificial intelligence neural networks.

IKEA España, KPMG, Telefónica, Altran, Amazon Web Services, Meliá Hotels International and Naturgy elaborated on this during the event for digitalisation projects for the improvement of competition and client experience across 7 different sectors.

Energy and environment

Christopher Jones: “To comply with the Paris Agreement, the European Union will have to be practically free of carbon emissions by 2050.”

The driver of the European Union’s “20-20-20” programme stated that renewable energies are an opportunity to achieve competitive prices, create employment and make technology available

The expert in the power market and founder of the Technology Research Institute at the Comillas Pontifical University, Ignacio Pérez Arriaga, also took part in the event and highlighted the importance of distributed resources in the energy market of the future.

Energy and environment

Experts from across Spain met in Valencia to encourage improvements in the health of the population by addressing urban pollution

Representatives from the Spanish government, the Valencia Regional Government, the Council of the capital of Turia, the Naturgy Foundation and the UIMP met today to discuss the issue of urban pollution as a priority for improving people’s quality of life.

Every year, the Valencia Regional Government assigns €700,000 to the maintenance of the Atmospheric Pollution Surveillance and Control Network of Valencia.

Energy and environment

Nathalie Roebbel (WHO): “Urban pollution leads to seven million premature deaths every year”

Together with Berlin and the region of Lombardy, the City Council of Madrid presented the plans they have implemented to combat urban pollution and improve air quality at an event where the WHO warned that 91% of the global population is breathing in polluted air.

Poor air quality in the EU represents an annual cost of 24 billion euros, said Daniel Calleja, Director-General for the Environment of the European Commission.