Social action

Naturgy Foundation is launching the third edition of its “Prize for the Best Social Energy Initiative”

Nearly 150 initiatives competed for the first two editions of this award, which aims to recognise and give visibility to people, organisations and institutions that stand out for their social contribution with energy-related projects.

This prize grants €60,000 to the winning entity and €30,000 to second place, which must be used to promote their social projects.

Education and outreach

More than a thousand students from Valls and Tarragona are participating in Fundació Naturgy’s educational scheme on new energy technologies

More than a thousand primary school students from Valls and Tarragona are participating in these days at workshops on the current energy challenges and new energy technologies given by Fundació Naturgy at educational centres in both towns. This initiative forms part of the educational work carried out by Efigy Education with which the foundation aims to reach 12,000 students across Spain.

Energy volunteering

The Naturgy Foundation announces the winners of the first ‘Prize for Best Social Energy Initiative’ and recognises the work of social organisations in their fight against energy vulnerability.

Today, the Naturgy Foundation announced the winners of the first edition of the Prize for Best Social Energy Initiative which aims to raise the profile of people, organisations and institutions that stand out in the social sector for their energy-related projects.

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 volunteering

The Naturgy Foundation and the Red Cross help over 7,000 vulnerable families with advice, training and energy rehabilitations

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.