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Oil not be back: Last oil rig in Spain to close, ending 60 years of extraction in the country

By Nickacia forrester Petrochemical giant Repsol will stop extracting oil in Spain this month as it responds to new environmental laws. This decision puts an end...

Not Backing Down: Activists gather in Spain’s Nerja tomorrow to protest destruction of Andalucian coastline

HUNDREDS of protesters are set to gather tomorrow morning in the centre of the Andalucian town of Nerja against the proposed development of the...

OPINION: More needs to be done to tackle Spain’s air pollution problem

In this week's 'green column', Martin Tye insists it time Spain tackled its air pollution problem. No smoke without fire - this is a well...

Spain’s Malaga Airport goes green with four vertical gardens

MALAGA airport to boast living walls with more than 10,000 live plants. The world's number one airport operator AENA (Spain’s Airports and Air Navigation) has...

Iberia airlines does not pay for 83% of its CO2 emissions in the EU due to regulation loophole

SPAIN’s principal airline did not pay a single cent for 83% of its CO2 emissions within the EU in 2019, according to data released...

PLUG AND FLY: Spanish airline applies for EU COVID funding to electrify fleet

VALENCIAN airline Air Nostrum is in line to receive €42 million of European Union COVID recovery funds to convert its fleet to electric. With car...

Down in the dumps: Spain ignoring recycling targets

SPAIN has been ignoring critical European-wide waste recycling targets. The country has not just been missing a 50% recycling (or re-use) target set by the...

Beauty belies Spain’s toxic cover-up

AT FIRST GLANCE, you might think a sci-fi writer had dreamed up this polar scenery of ice-like foam sheets atop a dazzling green sea.  Small...

Auf Wiedersehen PET! EU wants Spain to outlaw un-recyclable plastics in packaging

WHEN it comes to plastic bottles the EU is saying auf wiedersehen to PET and guten tag to r-PET. The Union’s European Circular Economy Strategy...

UNDER PRESSURE: Spain’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station set up to prove viability of the green technology

SPAIN’s first high-pressure hydrogen refuelling station has been set up. With a supply capacity of 700 bar pressure, the new station is part of a...

From trash to cash: Company in Spain converting waste into environmentally friendly gas

SPANISH renewable energy company Norvento Enerxia is busy proving the old Yorkshire saying ‘where there’s muck there’s brass.’ It has launched an entire business line...

Spain’s Andalucia plans for an eco-revolution after coronavirus crisis exit

THERE may be an ecological silver lining to the COVID-19 crisis. Spain’s economy has suffered massively during the pandemic, with an expected 12.8% economic decline...

Spain ranks 14th on list of greenest countries worldwide, while the UK is fourth

SPAIN has ranked 14th on the list of greenest countries in the world, while the UK came in at an impressive fourth.

Spanish Government approves draft law introducing tax on plastic waste, expected to raise €724 million

THE Government has approved a draft law introducing a tax on plastic waste.

Rental car company on Spain’s Costa del Sol is using ozone generator to disinfect cars

A RENTAL car company on the Costa del Sol has started using an ozone generator to disinfect cars.

CO2 emissions in Spain decrease by 32% in April, much higher than the average worldwide drop of 26%

CO2 emissions in Spain have decreased by over a third in April, registering one of the highest drops in the world.

Two businessmen jailed for two years for illegally extracting water from Spain’s Donana National Park

TWO businessmen who illegally extracted water from Donana National Park have been jailed for two years.

Use of cars in Madrid rises, while use of public transport declines

THE use of cars in Madrid has risen in recent years, whereas the use of public transport has declined.

Andalucia’s Sierra Nevada ski resort launches ten-year ‘green’ plan in bid to eliminate carbon footprint

THE Junta de Andalucia has prepared a ten-year strategic plan to make Sierra Nevada as ‘green’ as possible.

EXCLUSIVE: Spain green group demands answers after rabbit decapitated and animals abused in THIS Costa del Sol park

Expats were quick to branded the unknown perpetrators as ‘pure evil’

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

MADRID is banning aged cars from its city centre in a bid to reduce monster levels of air pollution. The vintage veto, coming into effect...

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 has submitted a proposal to the...

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

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