Energy and environment

Spain needs 25 times more building renovation to comply with the energy efficiency goals of the Green Deal

A study published by the Naturgy Foundation which analyses success stories in the United States, Australia and Europe concludes that the single point of contact format will make launching renovation projects easier.E

Europe has still not succeeded in achieving the pace of property renovation needed to be climate neutral in 2050, which is why energy renovation will be essential to improving energy efficiency and meeting climate goals.

Energy and environment

Housing rehabilitation and improved efficiency must be priority structural measures to eradicate energy poverty

The study ‘Energy Poverty in Europe: a comparative analysis’, which the Naturgy Foundation is presenting today, calls for the implementation of structural measures with a medium- and long-term impact that involve improved energy efficiency, renewable energies and changes to consumers’ energy habits, with the aim of improving polices to combat energy poverty.

Energy and environment

The EU must prioritise massive support for hydrogen R&D to reduce costs and avoid excess production subsidies

A report from the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute) considers that the quicker costs are reduced by funding research and supporting demonstration projects, the fewer production subsidies will be necessary.The document supports the Commission’s Hydrogen Strategy on the use of the current gas infrastructure as the most cost-effective way of building the future hydrogen distribution grid.The authors argue that the cost of renewable energies will fall significantly by 2050 due to expected technological improvements

Energy and environment

Arias Cañete highlights the role of the energy sector in reducing emissions and demands greater ambition on energy efficiency targets

The former European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the former chair of REE, Luis Atienza, took part today in the fifth edition of Energy Prospects, a series of talks organised by the Naturgy Foundation and the IESE Business School, which was officially opened by the Chair of Naturgy, Francisco Reynés, and the CEO of IESE, Franz Heukamp.

Energy and environment

Cogeneration plants need renewal plan to maintain their contribution to decarbonisation targets and industry competitiveness

A study claims that renewal plans are needed for existing cogeneration plants, which prevent around four million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

These plants are key to maintaining energy efficiency in processes and represent a major factor in company competitiveness.

Over 80% of the energy produced by these facilities is transformed through natural gas, the use of which leads to a significant emissions reduction.

Energy and environment

Renewable hydrogen could be a competitive alternative from 2030 if the right policies to incentivise investment are promoted

The Naturgy Foundation is publishing a new study in which experts from the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) call for precise regulation to scale up the technology, reduce costs and attract investment.
Spain is the country with the greatest output potential in Europe thanks to its geographic conditions and climate, representing a major opportunity for the green economy.
The use of hydrogen to convert electricity into gas would also connect the large gas and electricity infrastructures.

Energy and environment

International scientists back a climate change adaptation strategy beyond decarbonisation goals

Ten international scientists invited by the Naturgy Foundation to take part in its latest publication affirm that “the objectives of the Paris Agreement are still technically feasible, as well as being economically desirable”, but they point to the need to tackle climate change with a holistic approach. They consider that “it is not enough to set emission reduction targets” and that “A degree of climate change seems to be inevitable and it is necessary to develop adaptation strategies to cope with the foreseeable and unavoidable impact”.

Energy and environment

The cost of carbon emissions must be revised so that the EU can meet its 2050 decarbonisation goals

Carbon pricing is key to fostering further decarbonisation in the European Union, but far-reaching reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme are needed for it to become an effective tool which the EU can use to reach its 2050 decarbonisation goals. This is one of the main conclusions of the report ‘Carbon pricing. Key achievements to date in Europe and optio

Energy and environment

The integrated management of gas and electricity infrastructures in Spain would allow savings of more than €2 billion a year by 2050

A report by Frontier Economics and the German University of Aachen concludes that integrated infrastructure management (sector coupling) will be essential in achieving decarbonisation, because it minimises costs, makes it possible to decarbonise sectors that are difficult to electrify, increases supply safety, and makes it possible to promote an industry with export potential and job creation.