Energy markets expert Miguel Ángel Lasheras states that “the ecological transition will require significant investment efforts in the sector, while the gradual substitution of natural gas with renewable gases and hydrogen is considered”.
The installed capacity in wind power and photovoltaics grew by 20% in 2019.
The new report on the Spanish power sector created by the Naturgy Foundation also includes the increase of production with combined cycles in the last year, which acted as a back-up energy to renewables, as well as the increase in the tariff deficit.
The maximum renewable gas production potential in Spain could be the equivalent of 65% of the current total natural gas demand if it is purposefully developed.
European countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden are very advanced in the development of this new energy vector, which Spain seeks to boost with the future Climate Change Act.
Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 25% in Spain, and per capita emissions have decreased by 30%.
The Naturgy Foundation publishes a study carried out by LIKEN CARBON HUB, which shows the evolution of greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 to 2018, mainly extracted from the National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases (INGEI).