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NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: Just consider the facts – climate policy has failed.

THE central goal of climate policies is to reduce harmful emissions. Yet even with all of the international agreements of the last three decades...

Gang in Spain arrested for carbon-tax fraud scheme

SPANISH authorities have broken up a sophisticated organised crime ring involved in a carbon tax fraud scheme. According to police, the cabal avoided paying carbon...

Andalucia’s drive towards green energy with electric car charging points at Spanish ports

By Livia Cockerell THE regional government in Spain's Andalucia has drafted a plan to install 12 charging points for electric cars at 12 ports of...

OPINION: Promises lie in tatters just six months on from the COP26 conference in Glasgow

‘THE bottom line is we’re in trouble’. This was the harrowing statement by US climate envoy John Kerry. Just six months on from COP26 in...

Madrid: Fashion house Chanel helps restore ‘green lung’ in Spain’s capital

MADRID’S Royal Botanic Gardens have been given a makeover with investment from fashion brand Chanel. The design house restored the Botanic Gardens’ rose garden in...

MAKING A SPLASH: Spain’s first wave power project planned for Mallorca

PORT ADRIANO in Mallorca is set to have Spain’s first wave power station. The local authorities have signed an agreement with Swedish/Israeli company Eco Wave...

CROWNING GLORY: Javea Green Bowls Club is a hub of social life in the town on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA Bowling Club boasts the best bowls club facilities in the Costa Blanca, with plush greens welcoming all ages and abilities. You will get a...

Multi-million deal for renewable energy investment in Spain

THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a deal with investment firm Ben Oldman, paving the way for a €114 million fund to finance...

Massive green energy project unveiled for Spain’s Aragon

SPAIN has unveiled plans for a massive green energy project in the northeast region of Aragon that aims to meet 30% of the nation’s...

Victory for the valley as Junta kick starts process to reclaim heritage status for Valle del Darro in Spain

A DRAMATIC last-minute intervention by local activists was vital in persuading the Junta to reverse a bureaucratic error that stripped an ancient valley near...

EXCLUSIVE: Protected valley near Granada in southern Spain faces destruction by motorway and new homes after administrative blip

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are up in arms after the swish of a pen left an ancient valley near Granada’s Alhambra stripped of protective status. They claim the...

Environmentalists slam Andalucia’s ‘smoke and mirror’ efforts to fight climate change in wake of COP26

At a meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during COP26, regional president Juanma Moreno boldly insisted that 'Andalucia is a pioneer in the...

GET A ROOM!: Sex tourists blamed for damaging one of Spain’s best and most ecologically valuable dune systems

BONKING tourists are being blamed for damaging one of Spain’s most important dune systems. While the earth has been moving on the Canary island of...

How La Nucia, a town inland from Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca, became a green role model

A SPANISH town is becoming a model for how to run a municipality on a sound ecological basis. Just a few kilometres from the brash...

Green team! Students set to arrive in Tarifa after travelling 3,000km in solar-powered camper van they built themselves

A TEAM of eco-warriors are set to arrive in the south of Spain after driving 3,000k in a solar-powered electric camper van. Dutch students, from...

Cheers to that! HEINEKEN opens the way to green distribution in Spain with fleet of eco trucks

HEINEKEN'S pints are becoming greener than ever thanks to a new fleet of eco delivery trucks launched in Sevilla.  Specially designed for the most sustainable...

Happy geese: Farmer produces ethical foie gras in Spain’s Extremadura

For many this buttery, rich delicacy is one of the most desired luxury food items in the culinary world, for others its method of...

Pioneering sea nursery is reviving damaged rare coral off the coast of Spain’s Andalucia

A pioneering maritime nursery has been created on the Andalucia coast to rescue rare coral damaged by fishing. The SOS Corals Project has been set...

Reasons to use green electricity in Spain and around the world

SO why should we use green electricity? Rather than give the obvious answer – to save the planet - I will explain more comprehensively. Electricity...

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...

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