Knowledge centre

Through the Knowledge Center you can access a wide variety of information and documentation on topics related to energy and the environment, sustainability, energy efficiency or industrial heritage. This virtual space created by the Naturgy Foundation puts at your disposal books, articles, papers, magazines, videos and material of disclosure for free.

Also, if you are interested in collaborating with our work, you can make your contribution to the Energy Rehabilitation Solidarity Fund.


Spain is undergoing an energy transition process marked by the ambitious objectives of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting renewable energies established by the European Union, which above all involve the gradual elimination of fossil fuels. These targets include reaching 20% of energy consumption from renewable sources by 2020 and 32% by 2030, according to the agreement reached in June 2018 by the Commission, Parliament and the Council of the European Union.


The gas sector in almost all countries, and certainly in Spain, is heavily regulated. That is why various public bodies and institutions control and monitor its activities and results. As a consequence, every year a very large amount of technical, operational and economic data on the activity of the sector are published, overwhelming the attention of business leaders, the media and the general public. In Spain, the publications of the Ministry in charge of energy matters, the regulatory bodies, the system operator and the companies themselves stand out due to their importance. Faced with this situation, the Naturgy Foundation has decided to initiate the annual publication of a report that collects, groups and presents in a broad, comprehensive and simple way, the data of the Spanish gas sector for each calendar year, with special emphasis on those of an economic nature.

Miguel Ángel Lasheras

Here you can find the talk by Miguel Ángel Lasheras during the presentation of the “2018 Report. The Spanish natural gas sector in numbers”, held in Madrid on 20 November 2019.


Here you will find the talks given at the seminar on “Energy rehabilitation: from political strategies to practice” held in Barcelona on 18 November 2019, with contributions from: Eulalia Figuerola, Jordi Amela, Luiskar Delgado, Jordi Ayats, Gustaf Landahl and Miguel Ángel García.

Vaclav Smil

On 14 November, scientist Vaclav Smil spoke at the second session of the Naturgy Foundation ‘talkson’ conferences, highlighting the role of natural gas in decarbonisation and energy efficiency. Smil assured that “we have a global energy supply system that relies heavily on fossil fuels; replacing it with new arrangements based on renewable energy is a task that will inevitably occupy us for generations to come.”

To see a video of Vaclav Smil’s talk, click here.


Energy poverty is an issue of growing interest in social, political and business sectors. The people responsible for public policies are expressing a growing concern over this particular aspect of poverty in the population. The approach by public policies in Spain in recent years falls far short of providing an adequate solution to a problem that is fundamentally not limited to the energy sector. The proposed actions maintain that part of the cost of tackling energy poverty should be financed by the companies in the sector. This approach is incorrect, not only because it is regressive and inefficient but because it fails to seek a solution to the true nature of the problem.


Here you can find the talks given at the event entitled “Policies and measures against energy poverty” held in Madrid on 4 November 2019 by: María Teresa Costa, Ester Sevilla, Natalia Peiro, Xavier Mauri and Shonali Pachauri.

Seminario Generacion Eléctrica Distribuida Santiago de Compostela

Here you can find the presentations from the “Distributed generation of electricity: impacts and implementation” seminar, held in Santiago de Compostela on 8 October 2019 by: Pablo Frías, Juan Bogas, Jorge Hidalgo, Franc Comino, José Antonio de Lama and Lucienne Krosse.


The basic objectives of European policy have, in theory, remained constant since they were first defined in 2005 at the Hampton Court Summit, where the foundations of the EU’s modern energy policy were laid down. The Heads of State and Government established the model for an energy system based on equal and balanced sustainability (fight against climate change), competitiveness and energy security targets.


The purpose of this article is to examine the role of natural gas in decarbonising the EU energy market. The article assumes that the EU will effectively meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement so that complete, or almost complete, decarbonisation of the energy system will have been achieved by 2050. In particular, it covers the specific situation in Spain.