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To address the challenge of using the energy transition as a means to decarbonize the economy, we must rely on low-carbon technologies. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere are increasing primarily due to human action and our consumption of fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), energy …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases associated with a product or service. By knowing it, we can offset those emissions with actions. What is the carbon footprint? The carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases that, directly or indirectly, are emitted into the atmosphere as a …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Distributed generation brings energy production closer to consumers, providing many advantages, for example, energy communities. What is distributed generation? Traditionally, electricity in Spain and in the world is generated by large centralised power plants located far from consumption centres and is subsequently transported over high- and medium-voltage lines spanning distances …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The energy transition proposes a new role for the consumer so that they feel an active part of the change, contributing to the fight against climate change. One of the main challenges faced by the energy sector is that of giving consumers a new role so that they feel an …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The energy transition involves changes in the energy model and in the way we consume and move, which affect and impact society. The energy transition contributes significantly to the fight against climate change, since it is associated with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutant gases. Additionally, it …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The primary technologies for use in the decarbonization of transportation for the energy transition focus on electrification, the development of carbon-neutral liquid fuels, the development of green hydrogen fuel cells, and the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to replace other fossil fuels. The transition towards decarbonised mobility requires specific …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Sustainable mobility is one of the great challenges of today's world. An efficient and affordable transport system is key for the energy transition. Sustainable mobility and climate change: main challenges Sustainable mobility and transport are among the most significant challenges in our society today. An efficient and affordable transport system …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The financing of the energy transition requires sustainable investment mechanisms and plans that foster public and private participation. How can the actions required for the energy transition be implemented? Reaching a climate-neutral carbon economy by 2050 will not be possible without a continued effort in terms of investment and financing, …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Decarbonisation of the economy requires regulation that establishes the rules for a fair and sustainable energy transition. The role of regulation in energy transition Decarbonising the economy is essential. We need a structural change in the energy model and a transformation in the way we produce and consume. This challenge …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Carbon markets contribute to the energy transition by limiting and controlling greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. What are carbon markets? Carbon markets are one of many actions to slow down climate change. They limit and control the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted into …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Decarbonising industry is essential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Relevance of the industrial sector in energy transition In order to face the challenges of climate change, the global economy must address a rapid process of transformation and decarbonisation in the coming decades that will affect …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Climate summits have the purpose of monitoring commitments and agreements made by countries to mitigate climate change. Climate change is one of the most significant challenges humanity faces today. It's a global problem that must be tackled urgently. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the atmosphere are warming the Earth's temperature …

General information 08 Mar 2022

The energy transition is key to addressing the challenges of climate change and effectively reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. What does the energy transition consist of? Each country, city or region is supplied with energy through its energy model. This energy mix is the combination of different primary energy sources—carbon, …

General information 08 Mar 2022

Electrification with renewables and distributed energy generation are two key strategies to face the challenges of the energy transition. Electricity and economic and social development Electricity is one of the vectors that supply the energy society and the economy need to function. It is not the only one, though, as …

General information 03 Mar 2022

Throughout 2021, the so-called green hydrogen has attracted much attention as a powerful tool for moving towards a decarbonised economy. Currently, green hydrogen tends to be identified with hydrogen produced by electrolysis from renewable energies, mainly wind and photovoltaic. However, there exists alternative procedures to electrolysis capable of generating CO2-neutral …

Tecnical article 04 Jan 2022

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Tecnical article 16 Dec 2021

COP26 refers to the United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Glasgow from the 31st of October to the 13th of November 2021. Every year, this event brings together the signatory states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to keep track of the progress …

Report 01 Dec 2021

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Tecnical article 30 Nov 2021

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Report 29 Oct 2021

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Report 28 Oct 2021

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Report 14 Oct 2021

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Report 16 Sep 2021

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Report 16 Sep 2021

When an electric vehicle (EV) battery reaches the end of its useful life, it loses any "green" qualities it once had. If it ends up in a landfill, its cells can release toxic substances. And recycling it is more difficult than you would think. In this context, scientists have offered …

Opinion article 31 Jul 2021

The 2015 Paris Agreement set the objective of limiting the global average temperature rise to "well below" 2°C and ideally at 1.5°C by the end of this century. However, if we continue as we have until now, it's possible that by this date, climate change will have caused an increase …

Opinion article 10 Jul 2021

We know that the development and deployment of the necessary technologies and infrastructures for a low-carbon future requires the intensive use of minerals. In this quest it is possible that, in the coming decades, industrialised countries will successfully lay the foundations for a circular economy of the chemical elements and …

Opinion article 22 Jun 2021

Five years ago, the United Nations Paris Agreement established a global warming cap "well below" 2°C, and ideally 1.5°C, with respect to pre-industrial levels. World leaders also agreed to balance greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the second half of the century so that the sum of all GHGs emitted by …

Opinion article 21 May 2021

The Long Term Decarbonisation Strategy 2050, EDLP (in its Spanish initials) (MITECO, 2020a), states that the decarbonisation of the transport sector will come hand in hand with the intensification of energy efficiency measures, together with the substitution of fossil fuels by other products with low or zero net carbon emissions. …

Tecnical article 10 May 2021

When we think of technologies for fighting climate change, images of solar panels and wind turbines immediately spring to mind. And we are not mistaken. Renewable energies are becoming cheaper and cheaper and many countries have decided to depend more on them and less on fossil fuels to meet their …

Opinion article 10 May 2021

Faced with the threat of climate change, many governments are committed to electrifying the energy system and decarbonising their countries' electricity supply. This trend is sparking a high demand for low-carbon emissions electricity sources and energy storage technologies which, in turn, has increased the demand for certain minerals which are …

Opinion article 16 Apr 2021

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Report 01 Apr 2021

On 12th December 2021, the Paris Agreement signatory countries met (this time virtually) to review the milestones achieved in the first five years of existence of the agreement and evaluate new commitments to further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet. The agreement has undoubtedly served to …

Opinion article 26 Jan 2021

As a consequence of the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the already slow pace of global improvement in energy efficiency (the ability to do the same, or more, using less energy) will slow further this year, increasing the difficulties in meeting international energy and climate targets. Specifically, a report …

Opinion article 31 Dec 2020

Hydrogen, a versatile energy carrier, can be produced through three main technological routes, which are often identified through a colour code: (1) direct generation from fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal (‘grey’ hydrogen); (2) fossil fuel-based generation with the addition of carbon capture technology to mitigate the resulting …

Report 01 Dec 2020

We hear a lot about energy transition. But almost always with excessively specific or very partial approaches. It is therefore worth reflecting on the meaning of the concept in its broadest sense. There is now a broad scientific consensus that since the industrial revolution, and particularly since the mid-20th century, …

Opinion article 23 Nov 2020
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