A new
economic model

Barcelona, in its Climate Emergency Declaration, proposed to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2030, in relation to 1992 levels. This means some 1,950,000 tons of GHGs.

energy generation

The city aims to minimise its dependency on fossil fuels and to promote the generation of local, renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions. This involves designing a new, more sustainable energy model.  

energy consumption

Barcelona consumes 15,896 GWh of energy a year. This represents a total of 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to driving a diesel car half a million times around the world along its equator.


June 1, 2021 - 16:36h

Market stallholders who switched to Barcelona Energia save 18%

Energy. Electricity invoices will be down by 462 euros a year on average.

May 18, 2021 - 20:43h

Barcelona Energia: two years offering renewable public energy

Environment and sustainability. The power company has helped achieve savings of 1.3 million euros in power costs and 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in the city in that time.

May 2, 2021 - 10:11h

MES Barcelona, the new energy transformation plan to build a greener city

Energy transformation. The UN has recognised MES Barcelona as the most sustainable public-private collaboration initiative out of 70 models under consideration.

April 28, 2021 - 11:24h

Solar paving to generate electricity in Plaça de les Glòries

Environment and sustainability. The pilot project will see an area of 50 square metres get solar energy generating paving to produce 7,560 kWh a year, equivalent to the consumption of three homes.