Barcelona Energia

Barcelona Energia

Barcelona City Council, through the Barcelona Energy Agency (AEB) and the i.lab programme, with the support of the BIT Habitat Foundation, have launched the challenge entitled "Energy-generating floors: how can we incorporate local renewable energy generation into the city's floor surfaces and pavements?" with the aim of finding potential solutions for the local generation of renewable energy in floors and studying the feasibility of implementing them in Barcelona’s streets, squares and access roads.

With this goal in mind, we are looking for solutions to pilot test the generation of renewable energy in the city’s floor surfaces and pavements and assess the results over a six-month period.

June 14, 2019 - 14:20

Energy. Barcelona City Council will celebrate Energy Week with activities, talks and visits to promote energy saving and efficiency.

Fàbrica del Sol has prepared a whole host of activities open to everyone, as well as talks on awareness on energy saving, the value of individual action, the various options for generating renewable energy at local level, and the promotion of installations for self-consumption.

From Monday 17 June to Saturday 22 June, Barcelona City Council will celebrate Energy Week 2019 as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, with visits and activities to a variety of facilities in Barcelona, ​​in order to promote energy transition and emphasise the need for people to get actively involved.

Fàbrica del Solhas prepared a whole host of activities open to everyone, as well as talks on awareness on energy saving, the value of individual action, the various options for generating renewable energy at local level, and the promotion of installations for self-consumption.

EU Sustainable Energy Week is a campaign to raise society’s awareness of energy saving and efficiency and power generation.

Barcelona is taking part in global strategies and joining forces to become more resilient and self-sufficient on a local scale, with the aim of minimising its global impact in order to tackle climate change. The city’s energy transition is based on the following two principles:

– Local generation of renewable energy. The general public must become a key player in increasing the generation of local, renewable energy and in promoting installations for self-consumption.

– Energy democracy. The general public must participate in the area’s energy policies and play an active, responsible role in their own energy consumption. This involves changing their habits and making a rational use of energy, optimising demand and covering that demand with more efficient devices. The public must be provided with the tools they need to make this change real and possible.

In Catalonia, Energy Week is organised by the Catalan Institute of Energy (ICAEN), Barcelona Provincial Council, the Towns and Cities Network for Sustainability, Barcelona Metropolitan Area, Girona Provincial Council, the Centre for Local Environmental Initiatives (CILMA) for the counties of Girona, Tarragona Provincial Council and Lleida Provincial Council, as well as Barcelona City Council itself.