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.




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The study shows the evolution of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain since the implementation of the trading scheme began. The authors collated and analysed the emissions data by sector and economic activity, and their evolution over the period amounted to a 25% reduction.

To see the summary video, click here:

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Here you can find the talks given at the seminar “Changing the energy model to improve air quality”, held in Seville on 12 February 2020, by: Vicente Cortés, Jesús de la Rosa, Cristóbal Sánchez, Jaime Briales and Juan Azcárate.

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The objective of this document, which was created by the Naturgy Foundation, is to present the economic and financial situation of the electricity activities (aggregated generation and marketing, and distribution) of the main companies in the sector in Spain. That is why the information contained in its audited financial statements has been collected, analysed and aggregated. For the purposes of this document, the references made to the energy sector or energy activities in Spain must be understood as corresponding to the companies analysed.

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The power 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.