Climate change is one of the most important challenges that humanity is facing in the 21st century. The electricity sector plays a key role in achieving the purpose set by the Paris agreement to limit the rise in the planet's temperature and the greenhouse effects.
The company has decided to complete the process of closing all of its coal-based power plants worldwide, and in line with this objective, on 10th November 2017, the company asked the Spanish Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda for the authorisation to close the Lada (Asturias) and Velilla (Palencia) power plants, plants that all together amount to 874 MW in power capacity.
The carbon footprint represents the total volume of greenhouse gases (GG) resulting from everyday economic and human activity. Knowing the carbon footprint of an activity, which is measured in tons of CO2 emissions, is important when it comes to taking measures and launching initiatives to reduce it to the lowest possible level. It all starts with what each individual does every day.
Thanks to the significant degree of alignment between our strategy and the objectives of the historic Paris Agreement and the documentation provided by the company, Iberdrola is one of the six companies selected by the United Nations to participate in the Talanoa Dialogue in Bonn.
Iberdrola group is committed to a clean, reliable and smart business model that replaces polluting sources of energy with clean ones and intensifies the necessary decarbonisation and electrification of the world economy. A vision that has enabled us to gain 20 years on the current energy transition.
As part of the Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities conference, Iberdrola presented Guardians of the Planet, a documentary made with the expert advice of a company that is global leader in the fight against climate change.