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Angry farmers from south-eastern Spain descend on Madrid over major threat to crop irrigation

UP to 15,000 farmers took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to protest against new protection rules for the river Tajo which will...

Spain wants extension of ‘Iberian exemption’ on gas prices used in electricity generation

SPAIN wants the European Commission to extend its temporary cap on prices for gas and coal used by electricity generation plans which is due...

Spain’s government extends cap on regulated gas price rises for homes and small businesses

SPAIN has extended its cap on regulated gas price rises for homes as well as small and medium-sized businesses until the end of 2023. The...

New energy saving plans approved for Spain will also help users of community boilers

SPAIN'S new energy contingency plan will reduce gas bills for 1.6 million households who live in condominiums that have a shared community boiler. The news...

No winter energy rationing in Spain, says government minister

A government minister has ruled out any energy rationing this winter in Spain. Speaking to Telecinco on Wednesday, Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera, said: “Energy...

Week one of Spain’s energy saving measures produces 3.7% fall in consumption

ELECTRICITY usage in Spain fell by 3.7% in the first week of measures introduced by the government to reduce demand on gas generated energy. The...

Spain says vital new gas pipeline link to France could be working by next summer

A new gas pipeline connecting Spain and France could be ready in less than a year. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera, told TVE on Friday...

EXPLAINER: How Spain will cap air conditioning in bid to save energy usage

NEW rules will come into force on August 8 to save energy at public venues across Spain. The Council of Ministers approved the first tranche...

People in Spain will not be ordered to reduce gas usage as part of EU plan

SPAIN'S government will not order people to cut their use of gas, as proposed by the European Union. Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera, said that...

Spain’s government rubber-stamps energy price cap which needs European Commission sign-off

SPAIN'S Council of Ministers formally approved a price cap on Friday that limits gas prices used to produce electricity. The 12-month concession granted by the...

Reduced power bills coming to Spain after it makes EU deal to slash wholesale electricity prices

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will be capped for a year starting from May. Based on current wholesale rates, the move would produce an estimated...

Spain’s government launches web portal dedicated to Murcia’s polluted Mar Menor lagoon

A Spanish government website has launched a section dedicated to Murcia's Mar Menor lagoon and the pollution issues surrounding it. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera,...

European Commission threatens Spain over environmentally-damaging water extraction plans for Andalucia’s Doñana National Park

THE European Commission has threatened to penalise Spain if plans go ahead to extract more water from one of Europe's largest wetlands. The warning comes...

Severe droughts to ravage south-eastern Spain within 30 years as water supplies are set to fall by 40%

SOUTH-EAST Spain faces a 40% fall in water resources by 2050 if remedial action is not taken, according to Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera. Ribera,...

Big government plan to fight pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon is announced in Spain’s Murcia region

A plan to combat pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon has been unveiled in Murcia this Thursday by Spain's Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera. The...

Electricity price hikes take inflation in Spain to 13-year-high as government criticises the EU

SPAIN'S inflation rate has hit its highest mark since September 2008 due mainly to rising power prices. The National Statistics Institute(INE) said this Thursday that...

Energy bosses summoned to meet government minister as power prices continue to sky-rocket in Spain

POWER firm bosses in Spain are set to meet with a leading government minister to discuss sky-rocketing energy prices. The El Pais newspaper says that...

Spain looking at new ideas to reduce sky-high electricity prices

SPAIN'S government is looking at fresh moves to reduce sky-rocketing electricity prices. It's expected to announce targeted help for vulnerable customers and make attempts to...

Green ‘buffer zone’ could be created to fight Mar Menor lagoon pollution in Spain

A green 'buffer zone' of 390 hectares has been suggested in a bid to reduce pollution in the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The proposed...

Thousands of dead fish and marine life wash onto beaches of the polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain

PROSECUTORS will investigate a new incident of dead fish washing onto Mar Menor beaches yesterday(August 16). In October 2019, swathes of oxygen-starved fish washed onto...

Spain vows to prioritise transition to renewable energy

SPAIN’S new government has vowed to prioritise its green policy during a meeting in Brussels. Teresa Ribera, the new environment minister, announced that ‘Spain...

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