The Norte Joven Association has obtained the runner-up prize for its activity to promote the personal development and work and social integration of young people at risk of exclusion from the education system.
The Naturgy Foundation will make its Energy School and volunteers from the energy company available to Energy Without Borders to collaborate in the "Energy Vulnerability" project of the partner organisation. The president of Energy Without Borders, Pilar Sevillaand the general director of Naturgy Foundation, María Eugenia Coronado, signed a collaboration agreement today to work jointly
This initiative forms part of the social programmes under the Naturgy Energy Vulnerability Plan and was implemented with the help of around twenty social organisations who collaborated with the foundation to perform actions in homes in Andalusia, Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León, Catalonia, Galicia, La Rioja, the Community of Madrid, Murcia, Navarre and the Valencian Community.
Property rehabilitation is one of the priority action lines of Spanish and European policies designed to combat energy poverty.
The two entities have collaborated for the past three years to develop joint programmes to combat energy vulnerability, a problem that has been worsened this year by the social and economic consequences of the pandemic.
Rehabilitations have been carried out in 350 homes and 4,500 informational workshops have been held, in addition to the advice on energy-related matter provided by volunteers from both organisations.
This year, Naturgy donated over 2 million euros to the Red Cross for the purchase of medical supplies to fight the pandemic.
The energy company’s foundation has carried out over 600 rehabilitations that have benefited 15,000 people, and the Energy School has offered training on energy efficiency to vulnerable households that are receiving help from Cáritas.
A unique initiative will be developed in Ávila as part of this new agreement, bringing together renewable power generation and the improvement of vulnerable people’s employability
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.