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.

Energy and environment

The solution to energy poverty must include the close collaboration between authorities, social organisations and companies.

Today, Madrid held the “Challenge of energy poverty: causes and proposals” event where national and international experts analysed the measures being implemented to reduce energy poverty both globally and in Spain.

Oxford University professor, Brenda Boardman, said that to ease this situation “we must start with the houses in the poorest conditions, without imposing a cost on vulnerable families”.

Energy and environment

Offshore power generation and respect for the environment, compatible thanks to advancements in technology

Cantabria hosted a training seminar by the Naturgy Foundation at which various experts examined the future outlook for power consumption and explained how current technology is helping to generate power offshore while safeguarding the environment.

The event was attended by representatives from the Regional Government of Cantabria, the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria, APPA Renovables, REPSOL, the Port of Vigo and Naturgy.