Barcelona City Council is playing an active part in Energy Week 2019, which is being held from 15 to 22 June to coincide with European Sustainable Energy Week, a public awareness exercise relating to energy savings, efficiency and generation.

Various organisations and facilities in Barcelona are offering visits and activities to promote the energy transition and place the emphasis on people becoming actively involved.

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

  • Local renewable generation. The general public must become a key player in increasing the generation of local, renewable energy and in promoting self-consumption facilities.
  • Energy democracy. The general public must participate in the city's energy policies and play an active, responsible role in their own energy consumption, through a rational use of energy, optimising demand and covering that demand with more efficient devices. The general public must be provided with the tools they need to make this change possible and real.

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) in the Girona counties , Tarragona Provincial Council and Lleida Provincial Council, as well as Barcelona City Council.

You can find all the activities and register for them on the Fàbrica del Sol website.