environmental sustainability

The international leadership of Iberdrola in terms of environmental sustainability is on the table. Our main target is balancing today's needs with tomorrow's limitations, thought the promotion and support of a sustainable business model.

 Committed to a sustainable energy business model

  • As the world population closes in on 8 billion, the old "buy, use, throw away" paradigm of the linear economy no longer makes any sense and is driving us towards an uncertain future. Realisation of this has led to the emergence of eco-design, a production perspective that consists of integrating environmental protection criteria into every phase: from conception to development, from transport to recycling.

    According to a recent study conducted by the Baykeeper of the bi-state area, there are usually at least 165 million plastic items floating in the Port of New York and the New Jersey Estuary. The Plastic Free Waters Partnership is a pioneering initiative that is fighting to get rid of plastic in coastal waters. It is made up of organizations from the educational and public sectors, NGOs and private companies that share a common goal: the eradication of plastic waste from their waters.

  • Just in time for World Environment Day — this year focusing on biodiversity protection under the slogan Time for Nature — Iberdrola group is publishing its 2018-2019 Biodiversity Report, which reflects the company's commitment to preserving healthy ecosystems as a key element to achieve sustainable growth. Iberdrola has carried out over 1,450 actions to protect biodiversity in the past two years: 650 in 2018 and more than 800 in 2019.

    Invasive alien species are species that have been introduced, either naturally, accidentally or intentionally, into an environment that is not their own. After a certain amount of time, they adapt to their new environment and begin to colonise it. Such species are the second biggest cause of loss of biodiversity in the world, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Below, we take a look at some of the most harmful.

  • Reducing emissions and moving towards decarbonising energy are two fundamental objectives for safeguarding the planet. To achieve this, combining the most competitive renewable energies, as wind, photovoltaic and hydraulic energy, in hybrid installations — that can be complemented by storage systems — is proving to be an effective tool for delivering clean and efficient energy.

    The COVID-19 pandemic is battering the global economy and forcing the “powers that be” to roll out short-term strategies to inject liquidity into markets, provide support for the unemployed and boost health systems with resources. Governments around the world are designing medium and long-term economic recovery programmes, and many legislators, organisations and companies are planning a green recovery.