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Electricity giant to scrap dirty coal power station to cut costs in Spain’s Andalucia

The two plants would not have complied with emission limits imposed by the EU, which come into force on June 30, 2020.

Expats are out in force as global climate change protests hit the Costa del Sol

A week-long campaign has been launched to ‘bring an end to the age of fossil fuels and climate justice for everyone’.

Madrid bans old cars from city centre in CRACKDOWN on pollution

BAN: Older cars are exiled from Madrid city centre in a bid to tackle pollutionMADRID is banning...

Environmentalists call for huge expansion of the Cabrera National Park

MALLORCA environmentalists want to expand the Cabrera National Park TENFOLD to 100,000 hectares.The Ministry of Ecological Transition...

More than 50% in Spain fear climate change is ‘threatening’ survival of human race

Some 64% believe it is already negatively affecting their health

Spain to close almost all coal mines and leave more than 1,000 out of work in latest step towards...

Over 1,000 miners and subcontractors will be made redundant by the new year closures

Spain takes big steps towards renewable energy

New data shows that 45.8% of electricity came from renewable resources

Andalucia tech company to send solar panels into space

The company aims to seize on a rising demand for panels attached to satellites

Mallorca celebrates a whale of a win as migration corridor becomes a protected area

THE WHALE corridor in the Mediterranean, which runs just North of Mallorca, has been declared a Protected Marine Area.The government approved a Royal Decree...

Spanish nuclear power plants have to stay in use for forty more years says leading energy chief

NUCLEAR power stations in Spain must remain active for another decade at least if the country wants to fulfill its obligations under the Paris...

Spain wages war on wet wipes

SPAIN is waging war on wet wipes … or, rather, the practice of flushing them down the loo.A call by the Grupo Parlamentario Vasco...

Big business urges Spain to pass climate change law and ‘transition to green energy’

MORE than two dozen multinational and medium-sized companies have signed a declaration calling for Spain to transition to green energy. Eleven out of the 30...

Green group in Spain call for protection of historic mine town

Ecologists campaign to preserve the town from demolition

Balearic Islands pledge to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in ambitious green manifesto

THE Balearic Islands has pledged to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.In an ambitious plan, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera will take new...

Local food is on the rise as Balearic government cuts down on carbon footprint

THE BALEARIC government has agreed to prioritise local and 'short-range' products to improve the green footprint.In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions, the government...

Madrid’s firefighters go green to reduce pollution in the city

It is estimated the move will save €18,000 and reduce emissions by 50 tonnes while the total cost of the fleet came in at €660,000.

Balearic Islands propose limiting the number of cars to cope with tourism

Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.

Pumping power: Large investments in water treatment

SPANISH energy firm Acciona has secured two six-year water treatment contracts worth €11 million in the Balearic Islands.The first contract, worth €4.5 million covers...

Freeing the willies!

THE stretch of water between Barcelona and the Balearics, known as the Mediterranean Whale Migration Corridor, will be declared a Marine Protected Area.In a...

Groundbreaking eco Lego style plastic house factory to open in Malaga

Lego-style houses are becoming a reality, thanks to savvy Ronda-based estate agent Thorwald Bodensiek who is building one of Europe’s first recycled plastic brick factories near Malaga

Junta commit to green energy in Andalucia

Officials want to reduce the region’s energy consumption by 25%

Andalucia-based Sunseed Desert Technology celebrates 30th anniversary with week of events

A hands-on practical centre for low impact living and environmental education

Spain’s most eco-friendly hotels and property give green light

Who wants to sleep in a run-of-the-mill hotel when a new wave of eco-friendly establishments offer forest tree suites and grass carpets?

Spanish power provider Acciona named world’s most green company

Acciona tops world list of 100 most eco-friendly utilities

Green groups call for Spanish sun tax reform

The levy on solar power was introduced by the government in October
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