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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...

Best Climate Practice Spain: Ecologists In Action
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Best Climate Practice Spain: Ecologists In Action

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy Paredes   Ecologists In Action Created in 1998, Ecologists in Action is a confederation of more than 300 environmental groups within Spain. The organization carries out awareness campaigns, and mounts public or legal complaints against actions that damage the environment.Ecologists in Action believe it...

Crowdfunding to Finance a Photovoltaic Installation in Viladamat, Spain
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Crowdfunding to Finance a Photovoltaic Installation in Viladamat, Spain

By Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy Pareles Image Source: https://www.buildup.eu/en/news/green-investment-how-energy-crowdfunding-worksThrough the Interreg Europe initiative, whose objective is to make renewable energies accessible to vulnerable persons, the Powerty Project’s framework presents a scheme that reflects Spain’s renewable energy best practices.The municipality Viladamat of 440 inhabitants in the province of Girona, is the first in Spain...

Spain Should Mandate 100% Electricity From Renewable Sources By 2050
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Spain Should Mandate 100% Electricity From Renewable Sources By 2050

Recommendation: Mandate that 100% of electricity be from renewable sources by 2050 Climate Scorecard recommends that Spain implement a policy mandating 100% of their electricity come from renewable sources by 2050, with the goal of having an economy with net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Spanish government announced in mid-2018 that it would be...

Majority of Spain’s Electricity Comes from Fuels
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Majority of Spain’s Electricity Comes from Fuels

In 2018, the total amount of electricity produced in Spain was 274.452 Terawatt hours (TWh), as outlined in Table 1 below. The main electricity sources in the country are nuclear (20.3%), wind (18.5%), solar photovoltaic (2.9%) and solar thermal (1.7%), hydraulics (13.7%) and fuels (43.05%). The main types of fuels include anthracite, biogas, blast furnace...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain Have Decreased by 30% Since 1990
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain Have Decreased by 30% Since 1990

Recently Reported CO2 Emissions Level: 339.2 MtCO2e in 2019, a Decrease of 30% from 1990 (Source: Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge) Spain’s Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge issued a report on current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and estimated 2018’s gross emissions of 334.3 million tons of CO2.1...

Spain Shuts Down 30 Coal Mines
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Spain Shuts Down 30 Coal Mines

In July 2020, the government of Spain announced the closure of 15 coal-fired power plants, arguing the production of electricity was no longer profitable due to a combination of market conditions and political decisions by the European Commission. Coal emission prices make it so that it is more profitable for countries to produce green energy...

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