The Chairman of Naturgy, Francisco Reynés, today met with students from the Efigy Girls initiative: eight groups of girls sponsored by the foundation to participate in the technology competition FIRST LEGO League Spain. Of the one thousand participating teams, two of the Efigy Girls teams qualified for the Spanish final.
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
The Efigy Education initiative is the learning programme taught by the Naturgy Foundation in schools and it also aims to promote technology-based professions.
The Naturgy Foundation introduces the youngest generations to the key aspects of the energy transition and new technology such as renewable gas and its role in the circular economy.
Almost 570 students from around Spain have taken part in the 3rd Efigy Technology Competition which aims to reinforce the values of energy efficiency, foster a vocation for technology among young people, and promote research capacity and teamwork.
The winning projects propose we use beer cereal waste, develop a solar car prototype, and sustainable energy and air quality improvement measures for schools in a setting dominated by the pandemic.
A PwC report published by the Naturgy Foundation analyses the best options for reforming wholesale electricity markets to address the mass integration of renewable energy while guaranteeing that consumers receive a quality service.
The document authors also support giving greater power to the system’s adjustment services, which would make it more flexible and allow for renewable technology, storage and energy demand management.
The projects were developed by students at secondary schools in seven autonomous communities and focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable mobility, each one making innovative proposals.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite semi-finalist project on the Naturgy Foundation website until 9 May and the projects will also be assessed by an expert panel.
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 Naturgy Foundation and the Spanish chapter of the Club of Rome are holding a series of webinars to reflect on and debate current issues related to energy and sustainability, with a session on the forthcoming Climate Summit that will be held in November.
Valvanera Ulargui, director general of the Spanish Office for Climate Change, and Pedro Linares, professor at the Higher Technical School of Engineering ICAI-University of Comillas, were the first guests in this series of conversations between experts.