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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...

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.

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