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30,000 Oaxacans access electricity through home photovoltaic systems


The recently completed ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation’s “Luz en Casa Oaxaca” program has achieved its goal of bringing electricity through third generation home photovoltaic systems to the most remote communities in the State of Oaxaca, with more than 7,500 families serviced in 488 locations.

“Villanueva de la Serena Smart City”, first project of the Smart Cities Plan


“Villanueva de la Serena Smart City” is the first project of the Smart Cities National Plan in the frame of the Digital Agenda that makes its debut. The completion of the works was announced yesterday by the Mayor of Villanueva de la Serena, Miguel Ángel Gallardo, and the Deputy Director of Samrt Cities and Open […]

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Gesternova increases energy supply by 34% and exceeds 20,000 customers


Gesternova, a pioneer in the trading of 100% renewable energy in our country, has released its balance of 2016 and reaches for the first time the 20,000 customers overall with its two main activities, electricity supply and market representation.

The next collective purchase of power for SMEs will be held between April and May

The collective purchase of power for SMEs is the most important low-voltage collective purchasing procedure for electricity in Spain. It accounts for more than 130 million kWh annually and it involves more than 1,100 Spanish companies that achieve average savings of 20%. This year it reaches its fifth edition.

The EP urges the Commission and governments to tighten vehicle emissions controls


It claims that European and national authorities have known for more than a decade that emissions of diesel vehicles are much higher in real driving conditions than in laboratory tests. Now they must improve the measurement and control systems for the new models, notes the Parliament in the recommendations that it adopted on Tuesday.

Spanish energy auction angry photovoltaic sector

The current renewable capacity auctioning model places photovoltaics at a disadvantage in competitive conditions, according to the conclusions of the day “The possibilities of photovoltaics in the next auction” organized last Wednesday by the Spanish Photovoltaic Union. This substantiates what we already published last week as regards what the experts claimed in the sessions on […]

ACOGEN: “Cogeneration is a factor of energy efficiency on the large scale”


The president of ACOGEN, Antonio Pérez Palacio, spoke yesterday at the conference “Energy efficiency as a priority: new measures of the EU and state of Spanish regulations”, organized by the Spanish Energy Club, in which he said that ” Cogeneration is a factor of energy efficiency on the large scale “and that precisely the first […]

Reusing a computer is up to 20 times more energy efficient than recycling it


Reusing a computer is up to 20 times more energy efficient than recycling it. Every year around 1 million tons of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) are generated in Spain. Most of these wastes are recycled or burned, despite the fact that 33% of the electronic devices that are collected and intended for recycling […]

EU opens public consultation on energy projects of common interest

The European Union opened yesterday a public consultation on the energy infrastructure projects that have been presented to the Commission as potential projects of common interest (PCI), for which they must be considered as essential for completing the EU internal energy market and to achieve the objectives of the EU’s energy policy.

Wind better positioned than photovoltaic for the next auction


This was one of the findings drawn yesterday during the conference “Renewables in 2017: new capacity auctions” organized in Madrid by APPA where outstanding sector experts analyzed the ministerial proposal and explained the necessary calculation methodology to bid in the next auction. Elena Alonso Asensio. Madrid