Gas Natural Andalucía and the Punta Umbría Town Hall present the Energy exhibition

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The exhibition, organised by the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation in collaboration with Gas Natural Andalucía, can be visited at the town’s Culture Centre until 26 July.

This exhibition shows the evolution of the gas and electricity industries, and reflects on the future of energy and the tools available for sustainable energy production.

Today, the councillor of culture in the Punta Umbría Town Hall, Antonia Hernández, and the delegate of Gas Natural Andalucía in Huelva, Francisco Herrera, opened the “Energy” exhibition in the Casa de la Cultura in Punta Umbría.

The exhibition, organised by the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation along with Gas Natural Andalucía, and which can be visited until 26 July, portrays the key role of energy in the development of society and invites us to reflect upon the future of energy and the tools available to tackle it responsibly. Visitors to the exhibition will discover the history of energy presented in an educational manner via a modular display of great visual impact, for which recycled materials have been used.

Entry to the exhibition is free and self-guided educational activities related to the exhibition are also available. These are aimed at students from all levels of education and the general public. These actions are aimed at raising awareness about the work carried out by the Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation and its Gas Museum.

Punta Umbría is the seventh town in Andalusia and the first in the province of Córdoba to hold this exhibit. It has also visited Roquetas de Mar, El Ejido, Salobreña, Motril, Marbella and Puente Genil, where it was seen by over 6,000 people, and almost 2,300 local school children took part in the educational activities that accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition

Energy reveals the key role played by energy in the development of society. The advent of public lighting in cities lit up the night and broke the agricultural cycle that had previously prevailed. This saw the birth of a new kind of activity which had been previously unthinkable: cities began offering a host of cultural and entertainment options at night, and work days in factories were extended beyond the hours of natural light. In addition to facilitating public lighting, gas was introduced into homes via modern domestic appliances, known in Spain as "gasodomésticos", which brought convenience and comfort to the upper classes.

The exhibition also reflects on the future of energy and the tools available to ensure sustainable energy production. By presenting the different energy alternatives that are available, the exhibition gives visitors the keys to understanding the advantage and drawbacks of all sources of energy to emphasise that there are no magic formulas for solving our energy needs in the future.

The coming decades will be marked by security of supply, economic costs and their impact on the environment, as well as mankind's capacity for technical and social innovation. Encouraging responsible energy consumption with minimal environmental impact through savings and efficiency will be among the crucial issues of our future agenda.

The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation

The Gas Natural Fenosa Foundation, founded in 1992, targets its activity at the promotion of information, training and increased social awareness on improving energy efficiency and technological innovation in the field of energy while respecting and protecting the environment, and promotes cultural activities through the Gas Museum aimed at preserving and spreading knowledge about the historical and cultural heritage of the sector. It also has a programme to support exports for small and medium-sized enterprises. Its international operations take place in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Morocco, Italy and Moldova.

The Gas Museum is a cultural centre combining a permanent exhibition with the organisation of temporary exhibitions, conferences, an educational programme for schools, activities for children and adults, and film and music seasons.

Gas Natural Andalucía in Huelva

Gas Natural Andalucía, a distribution subsidiary of GAS NATURAL FENOSA in this region, has over 27,600 supply points in Huelva, giving more than 82,700 people in the province access to this energy thanks to a distribution network of almost 460 kilometres.

Gas Natural Andalucía currently supplies a total of nine municipalities in the province: Huelva, Aljaraque, Ayamonte, Cartaya, Gibraleón, Isla Cristina, Lepe, San Juan del Puerto and Punta Umbría.

Punta Umbría (Huelva) (Spain), 2 Jul 2015