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.


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.

April 26, 2021 - 18:07h

Energy advice points help over 30,000 people in 2020

Environment and sustainability. The PAE have also helped prevent utilities being cut off in 27,598 cases and helped families save over 80,000 euros.

March 29, 2021 - 18:11h

Agreement to eradicate energy poverty

City Council. The accumulated debts of thousands of vulnerable families get written off and an agreement is reached to guarantee energy rights.