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 and environment

International scientists back a climate change adaptation strategy beyond decarbonisation goals

Ten international scientists invited by the Naturgy Foundation to take part in its latest publication affirm that “the objectives of the Paris Agreement are still technically feasible, as well as being economically desirable”, but they point to the need to tackle climate change with a holistic approach. They consider that “it is not enough to set emission reduction targets” and that “A degree of climate change seems to be inevitable and it is necessary to develop adaptation strategies to cope with the foreseeable and unavoidable impact”.

Energy and environment

The cost of carbon emissions must be revised so that the EU can meet its 2050 decarbonisation goals

Carbon pricing is key to fostering further decarbonisation in the European Union, but far-reaching reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme are needed for it to become an effective tool which the EU can use to reach its 2050 decarbonisation goals. This is one of the main conclusions of the report ‘Carbon pricing. Key achievements to date in Europe and optio

Energy and environment

The integrated management of gas and electricity infrastructures in Spain would allow savings of more than €2 billion a year by 2050

A report by Frontier Economics and the German University of Aachen concludes that integrated infrastructure management (sector coupling) will be essential in achieving decarbonisation, because it minimises costs, makes it possible to decarbonise sectors that are difficult to electrify, increases supply safety, and makes it possible to promote an industry with export potential and job creation.

Education and dissemination

We are launching an educational programme in the field of energy at the Merengue and Carpio sites

With the aim of educating and raising awareness in society about issues relating to energy and using it efficiently, the Naturgy Foundation has implemented a programme of educational activities for 3 to 16-year-olds at the wind farm in Merengue (in Plasencia, Cáceres) and the photovoltaic plant in Carpio (in Carpio del Tajo, Toledo) as part of its educational programme.