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The Return of Energy Intensive Tourism in Spain
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The Return of Energy Intensive Tourism in Spain

Back to the bars, beaches, and climate negligence. The almost-complete easing of travel-related restrictions in the first quarter of 2022 has jumpstarted recovery in Spain’s tourist industry, reaching around 70% of its pre-pandemic levels. With packed beaches, bars, and nightclubs, the world’s second most important holiday destination is showing nostalgic signs of normality. Despite providing...

Spain: Climate Progress Indicators
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Spain: Climate Progress Indicators

After a decade of meager development in renewables onset by policy miscalculations in 2008, Spain has begun to once again bolster momentum in heeding its Paris Agreement obligations. Indicator Frequency Data Source Baseline Measurement (July 2019) First Measurement (July 2022) Monthly electricity demand nationwide (GWh) Monthly RED Electrica 24,283 GWh 23,552 GWh Total electricity generated...

Increases in the Cost of Electricity Are Causing Spain to Slow Down Its Transition to Renewable Energy
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Increases in the Cost of Electricity Are Causing Spain to Slow Down Its Transition to Renewable Energy

It is well known that any war has a great impact on the environment and on the economy. But, how is it related to climate change policies? First, let’s remember that market instabilities always lead to a strong increase in energy supplies. With the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the price of electricity has reached...

Spain: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Spain: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Passage of Law 7/2021 on Climate Change and Energy Transition Approval of PERTE ERHA (Proyecto Estratégico para la Recuperación y Transformación Económica de Energías Renovables, Hidrógeno Renovable y Almacenamiento) on Renewable Energy, Renewable Hydrogen and Storage Significant Emissions Reduction, Due to the Pandemic   NARRATIVE The main greenhouse emission policies/events in Spain for 2021:1)...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Spain
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Spain

PRIORITIES For Spain, Climate Scorecard proposes climate mitigation strategies to help achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. These strategies include the following: Greater Institutional Cooperation Between the General Administration of the State and the Autonomous Communities Promotion of an Increase in Forest Cover Increased Knowledge and Implementation of Capture and Storage...

Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Spain
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Climate Scorecard Progress Report for Spain

This report is in the form of memos from Climate Scorecard Country Managers to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC). Below is a description of the progress the country has made made in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015 and the...

Spain Has Comprehensive and Sector-Specific Mechanisms for Tracking Emissions
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Spain Has Comprehensive and Sector-Specific Mechanisms for Tracking Emissions

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy ParedesBest Organizational Source: The Spanish Emissions Inventory System, Ministry for the Ecological TransitionThe largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain (at the national level) are from energy, industrial processes, agriculture, land use, land use change, forestry, and waste.Spanish Inventory System The Spanish Emissions...

Winter Season of Storms in Spain Followed by the Driest Spring in the Last 15 Years
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Winter Season of Storms in Spain Followed by the Driest Spring in the Last 15 Years

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy ParedesDuring the last year, in Spain and throughout the world, the impact of climate change has been made increasingly evident by a series of consequential meteorological phenomena. The following is a meteorological report on climate change for 2021 in Spain.Spain extreme weather events in...

Spain is Seeking to Lessen its Dependence on Nuclear Energy
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Spain is Seeking to Lessen its Dependence on Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy Paredes   In Spain, there are seven nuclear power plants operating—Almaraz I, Almaraz II, Ascó I, Ascó II, Cofrentes, Trillo, and Vandellós II—for which there are 7 light water reactors with an electric power installed of 7,398.77 Megawatts (MW).  Spain also has also a...

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